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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.
Grocery StoreColombiaThis enterprising man, 69, started his business because his house has an extensive patio, which he uses as a parking lot. This isn't the only business Josué runs, though, ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanA kind man by name Haidkul lives in a house in poor condition in a rural area. His wife is a kind woman as well, who is a housewife. They have 3 clever children. Haidkul...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonGhoufran is the featured borrower of Al Wafaa. She got together with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva's field partner Al Majmoua, because they have alway...Read their story >
Grocery StoreBoliviaMaria is 33 years old, married, and has two children ages 14 and 11. Her business is a neighborhood store that sells basic food items.
She is a good mother, pat...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaJohnmary is the 56-year-old proud father of eight children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of 16 farm...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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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