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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.
FarmingArmeniaOlga, her husband and her parents-in-law live in Vanadzor town. They all are occupied in farming activities. In the farm, they cultivate eleven cows, nine calves, and hens....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanRayhona is a hard-working woman. She was born in the northwestern part of Tajikistan in 1986. She is living in a rural area with her family. She is married and has three ch...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesRicardo is a married man. He is a very hard working entrepreneur. Ricardo is 52 years old and has one child in school. Ricardo has a bread retailing business in the Phil...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa is improving her business with the help of loans and the good management of the profits. She has satisfied customers and greater sales. Her nuclear family remains the ...Read their story >
Metal ShopEl SalvadorThe young man whose face has been pixelated is 26-years old and lives in a high-risk area. He owns a workshop where he makes metal objects such as doors, balconies, securit...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Axel, 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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