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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.
FarmingCambodiaKoeurn, 35, is a single resident from the Moung Russey district of Battambang province. To support her living, she does rice farming on four hectares as the main source of ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorOur client is 27 years old and lives in her family's home with her husband. She makes and sells purses. She runs her business from her home and she has many customers due ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaHeat is 41 years old and a resident from Battambang province. She’s a mother of four children, one of whom is in school. The only source of her income is via rice farming, ...Read their story >
RetailSenegalMor lives within a village community in Senegal and has worked in the commercial sector since the year 2000. He is a married man who pays for the food his family consumes a...Read their story >
RetailMaliThe women of the Djiguisseme group average 35 years of age with four children each, and they all live in traditional extended families in Tene/Ségou (the Republic of Mali's...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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