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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.
FarmingArmeniaGaregin, with his wife and son, lives in the village Ddmashen of Gegharkunik region. He has vocational education. For several years he worked at the poultry factory, and no...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorAna, who is 41 years old, did not go to school. She is married and is the mother of 5 children. Two of them are already independent, and the other three live with her. A...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJudith, aged 27, is in a relationship but doesn't have children. She is a hard-working and tenacious woman. Her partner works at a gas station. Judith has been working for...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaRabbeca is 54 years old and has nine children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 10 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. Rabbeca has been farm...Read their story >
LivestockPakistanRUQIYA is the age of 50; she is married and living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband owns a livestock trading business and does most of his trading within th...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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.
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