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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.
Food StallNicaraguaIdalia would like to thank the microfinance institution Mi Crédito as well as Kiva for having supported her with funding. This funding allowed her to invest in her business...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanZairbek is 27 years old, married and has a son. Zairbek has secondary education. Since 2010 he has worked with livestock breeding. Thanks to Zairbek's persistent work, his ...Read their story >
CattleColombiaSoelia—a very loving farmer with great passion for nature—works with animals. However, she doesn’t slaughter them or sell them only; she works with cows’ milk. She has a lo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesBoliviaThe “SAN SIMON” communal bank will be starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Panamericana regional center. The group is made up of eight members, and ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanPazilatkhan is 51 years old, married and the mother of three children. She has secondary education. As a person she is calm, good and purposeful. As a main source of income...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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