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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesWillhelm is 39 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is legally separated with one school-age daughter. Willhelm has been engaged in food proce...Read their story >
General StoreIndiaThe Self Help Group Dayasagar Shg is made up of 10 women who are responsible for their children who are under their care. They are originally from Koraput district, a place...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanQusai is a 22-year-old single man who is going to university to get his bachelor's degree in accounting. Qusai sometimes helps his father, who is also his role model, by w...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaZadock is a 50-year-old proud father of 7 children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 13 farmers in K...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA villager in Kampong Cham province, Khoeun is 40 years old and a mother of two children. To make a living, she works as a rubber tree cutter and also grows cassava to earn...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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