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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.
Cosmetics SalesIndia40-year-old Rini is married and lives with her family in the Kamrup district of Assam. She runs a stationery shop in the locality. Even though she earns an impressive 6,000...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesLuz is 55 years old from Talibon, Bohol. She is married with ten grown children. Her husband is a carpenter while she farms rice for an income.
She is asking fo...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaIssa is 34 years old and lives in the town of Bundibugyo in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, with three of them currently in school. Fo...Read their story >
PigsColombiaMercedes is a woman with a strong character, a businesswoman with a strong goal, to improve the living conditions of her home, something that, with the passing of time, she...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJohn is 64 years old. He is married with five children. John is a farmer who grows and sells vegetables, a business he has done for the last 10 years. He has taken a lo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Volkan, 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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