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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.
PigsPhilippinesDioscora is 43 years old and has four children. Dioscora is married and has three children who are in school. Dioscora is in the agricultural business raising pigs in th...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanAmeen is a 44-year-old married woman and the mother of six children. She is very motivated to provide them a beautiful life with good education, food and clothing.
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FarmingPakistanGull is a 33 years old farmer, raising his hand in the photo. He is a resident of “Chadyala”, a village in Gujranwala, Pakistan. He is married and he lives in his own house...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesEl SalvadorRosa, is 60 years old. She only studied until sixth grade, as her parents couldn't afford to keep paying for her studies. Nowadays Rosa is a widow with five children, all o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesLolita, 52 years old, is married and has 4 children of school age. She lives in Baybay Bonifacio-Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Lolita is engaged in a coffee production b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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