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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.
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Audy get connected to his local prepay micro-grid. Audy is a 36-year-old single father. He is a teacher and lives in a small cream house in Les Anglais, ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUkraineNatalya lives in Novaya Kahovka. She sells stylish women's clothing at a local central market and leases the land from the market administration. She sells jackets in the w...Read their story >
PoultryZimbabweForget is a 20-year-old poultry farmer from Gokwe North District, Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating the business for over two years. She also helps students dea...Read their story >
RetailRwandaOlive is 57 years old. She is married with five children between the ages of 32 and 14. Three of her children go to school. She sells cows, which she has been doing for the...Read their story >
Food StallTimor-LesteAlda is married and she has seven children. She has a kiosk. She is requesting a loan of USD 600 to improve her kiosk, and to buy more goods to keep in her kiosk to sell li...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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