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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 MarketPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Maribel works hard to support her family. She has a seaweed culture business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income f...Read their story >
DairyKenyaKengere is 29 years old, married to Callen, and supports a family of 2 children. He has been practicing farming for the last 13 years, earning KES 12,000 per month. Ken...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaLucia is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are foo...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulfiya is 57 years old, married and raising 2 children, both students. She has a specialized secondary education. She has been involved in animal husbandry since 2002, hav...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarcelo Jr. lives in Solana with his family. He is 43 years old and married. He has school-aged children who need daily allowances. He and his wife manage a store for incom...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Simon, 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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