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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.
FarmingAzerbaijanFarac is 43 years old and married, with two children. He is an IDP person, and he is living in the Sabirabad region with his family. He was unemployed for several ye...Read their story >
Grocery StoreSenegalThis group was created in August of 2011, the same day as the "banc villageois" of Bantagnel. The female members are very involved in the development of their organisation,...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesLourdes is 61 years old, widowed, and she works hard to support her family. She has a buy-and-sell vegetables business in the Philippines and she also earns additional i...Read their story >
AgricultureGeorgiaGeorge is from the village of Velistsikhe. He is 39 years old, married, and lives with his wife, two school-age children, and retired father. George and his father are buil...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesVietnamMrs. Phương operates a food stall/restaurant selling snacks. She is requesting a loan to purchase materials to make processed food. Phương is 54 years old, and she is ma...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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