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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.
FarmingPhilippinesHelen is 55 years old, married with two children of adult age and lives in Poblacion, Mahayag-Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. She is a corn grower and has cultivated their own l...Read their story >Funding via Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
CerealsKenyaJohn is 45 years old. He is married with seven children. He has had a maize-selling business for five years. He will be using the loan to buy more maize for resale and hope...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Kenya
RetailNicaraguaEffort and dedication have been the principal characteristics of Maria, a 63 year old entrepreneur who has gotten ahead by herself with her 3 children. 25 years ago, she o...Read their story >Funding via MiCredito
FoodVietnamMrs Điểm is 54 years old and married with three children. She has been producing and selling salt for more than 10 years.
Điểm lives in Hau Loc district, a semi-...Read their story >Funding via Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability
Personal Medical ExpensesAlbaniaVladimir's wife has had four other surgeries in the past. To earn a living, Vladimir has been doing agricultural activities and also works for a monthly pay of roughly $17...Read their story >Funding via VisionFund Albania
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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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