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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.
FarmingKenyaLucy is a smallholder farmer practising dairy and banana farming to provide for her family. Her family is composed of her, her husband and two children. In the Nkubu ar...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaAna, 59, is a mother of three who lives in Medellín. The most important thing in her life is her children, and she is always thinking of how she can give them the best in l...Read their story >
DairyKenyaJunither is a 28-year-old farmer from Makimeny village in Kenya. She keeps dairy cows and sells milk at a local market near her residence for income. Junither is passionate...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaMaximo is a small coffee producer who lives in a small community in Northern Nicaragua. Since very young, he has worked growing coffee. He likes to share with his family an...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaLuisa is a happy and hardworking woman. She was a single mother to three children who are now her main support system. She has a business of selling baked goods, natural re...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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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