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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
FarmingKyrgyzstanTangulu is 33 years old, married and the mother of six. Tangulu has received secondary education. As the main source of income for her family, she raises livestock, having ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaClovice used the previous loan to rehabilitate his banana plantation and farm by buying fertilizer. Clovice is a married man with seven children, living in Fort Portal, Uga...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMargretis is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Margretis has opera...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRosalyn is 33 years old and has four children. She is married and has three children who are currently in school. She has been in the agricultural business of pig fatten...Read their story >
TaxiMongoliaMrs. Batchimeg, 27 years old, lives with her husband and two children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She has been working as a kindergarten teacher since 201...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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