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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.
Clothing SalesYemenHassen is a 26-year-old, married man with four children, living in Haja City, Yemen. His oldest child is 13 years old and the youngest one is 2 years old. He has been in th...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMutasem is a 22-year-old university student, majoring in Accounting and Business Law, and he is in his first year. He also works in the evenings as a driver to earn money t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarlene, 40, is a single mother and lives in her own home with her 13-year-old daughter. She is a tenacious woman who has been earning a living making sweet bread and rice ...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Luzette pay for electricity from her local prepay microgrid. Luzette is a 51-year-old mother of three, all of whom go to school. Luzette is a farmer livi...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaTsoghik lives with her husband and they run a farm. Their only son is a migrant worker in a neighbouring country. Tsoghik and her husband keep cows, calves, hens and som...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Aliyah, 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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