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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.
Animal SalesPeruAbsalon, age 49, has a stable home alongside his partner and their six young children. They live in the rural District of Santo Tomas, where most people are in farming, ran...Read their story >
ArtsEl SalvadorJuan lives with his parents, is single, and is seeking to get ahead and financially support his parents with their household expenses. He is a renowned potter in his commun...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 64 years old and lives with her two grandchildren in her own house. She works selling eggs. Her business is located at her place of residence. She has 18 years of ...Read their story >
Higher education costsAzerbaijanNicat is a 24-year-old university student. He lives with his mother in Baku. He is an example of an ambitious and positive guy. He wishes to graduate to find good work to h...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaThis woman’s name is Karine and she lives alone in Sevan city in the Gegharkunik region. Karine’s husband and son are in the Russian Federation now doing different construc...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Brigid, 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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