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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.
FarmingKenyaJoseph, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 16 farmers in Kakamega South District. He is 64 years old, is married, an...Read their story >
PoultryEcuadorRaul is a fighter. He is 46 years old, is a single dad, and has five children—the eldest is 22 years old and the youngest is 5 years old. They live with their mother. H...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIsabel is 51 years old and lives in a home of her own with her family. She has a small store in her home where she sells a variety of products and has many customers becau...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEvangeline is 41 years old and married with four children. With two children in school, Evangeline works very hard to provide for them. Evangeline runs a general store i...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanZulaykho is 36 years old. She is a resident of the city of Dushanbe. Dushanbe is the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan. Zulaykho lives in this city together with her 8 ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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