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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.
DairyGeorgiaBesik is 53 years old. He is married and lives with his wife, two children and a pensioner mother. Besik is actively involved in agricultural activities. He owns a plot...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaJanaki lives with her husband, two daughters and a son in a village in Odisha. Her husband works as a laborer to support their family. For the last eight years, Janaki has ...Read their story >
Milk SalesParaguayElvio is retired, and as a means of generating income for his family he makes a living by producing milk and by growing fruits and vegetables for subsistence, for feeding h...Read their story >
CraftsSamoaTalaave is a 36-year-old married woman with 3 children. She runs a small crafts business in her community. She has been doing this for 7 years. Talaave needs a loan to ...Read their story >
AgricultureKyrgyzstanRysbubu is 61 years old, married and a mother of 3 children. She has a secondary education. Rysbubu is currently retired and involved in farming and animal husbandry. Her f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Janie, 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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