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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanIbrohim is a positive and responsible man of the age of 40. He is married and has three children. He and his family live in a small village. However, the house in which the...Read their story >
Decorations SalesEl SalvadorLuis sees that his business is having greater demand from new customers. Because of this, he needs to ask again for a loan in order to buy flower arrangements, fabric for ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLeonora is a 44-year-old married woman with two children who are in school. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Leonora has a general store business in the Philipp...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesIn 2011, Dominic learned about Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and the financial assistance it gives to start-ups. Dominic tried his luck on doing a business focusing on ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTajikistanGulbahor is a 35-year-old married woman. She is a native of the Vakhsh district, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and a son. Gulbahor has a family retail bus...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kylie Willison, 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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