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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.
LivestockTajikistanMuazzama is a 30-year old woman, married and the mother of three. She got married after finishing secondary school. The young family did not have it easy, and so Muazzama d...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaMagdalena is a member of Dúo Rosas de San Juan [Roses of San Juan Partnership]. She lives in the center of San Juan and makes a living preparing and selling food and snacks...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorPortoviejo is the capital of the province of Manabí in Ecuador. Known for being the oldest Ecuadorian city in the coastal region, it is gaining ground in the tourism indust...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaElizabeth is a 41-year-old proud mother of 5 children. She is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing her group of 11 farmers ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaMediko is a 46-year-old divorced woman who lives alone in the Senaki district. She earns a living on her own and works at the local meat products factory, where she gets a ...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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