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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.
FarmingRwandaAlphonse is 37 years old. He is married with six children aged between one and fifteen years old, three of whom go to school. He is a farmer and he has been growing rice fo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSenegalThe group Seynabou comprises five women who work in the commercial domaine. They gathered together to benefit from U-IMCEC support, a loan enabling them to improve their bu...Read their story >
Grocery StorePalestineMahmoud is a 27-year-old married man. He lives with his wife in a small, simple house in Khan Younis city. Three years ago, Mahmoud opened a grocery store in his neighborh...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayMercedes has a shop in her house. Previously she worked as a domestic worker in Chaco, but since she came from Chaco, she got married and had 3 children and later was separ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesParaguayThe group called Mujeres Unidas is in its third loan cycle with the poverty elimination program, which allows them to know each one's situation and, according to that, be a...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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