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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.
AgricultureTajikistanMukadam lives in the district of Jilikul. She is 57 years old, married, with 3 kids. She has a son and two daughters. Her daughters are married. Son is married, too, with k...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaría, age 55, is a housewife. Due to the poverty in which her parents lived, it was impossible for her to get a university degree. Nevertheless, she did go to school thr...Read their story >
AgriculturePhilippinesTeresita has a coconut farm in Tangub, which is her primary source of income for her family. She makes it a point to prepare her land for maximum yield and a good profit. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueErcidio is 34 years old and married. He's in the workforce and lives in a house that was provided to him by his uncle. With the amount of the loan he intends to purchase r...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaTamar from Gavar city, in the Gegharkunik region, hopes for Kiva support to develop her business. She works at the city wholesale market in a rented stall and she sells a g...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sookie, 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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