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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.
TransportationTajikistanMeet Abdurasul. He is 33 years old and he works as a taxi driver along a transportation route. He is also married and the father of three children. His wife is a homemak...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanIsman is 58 years old, married, and the father of three children. Isman has a secondary education. The main source of income for the family is his work in animal husbandry,...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorCarlos, age 62, is a farmer. He attended school through the sixth grade, but then left to focus on working in the field since his education was not as important to his pare...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJulio is 43 years old and lives in his own house with his wife and three children. He owns a corn mill and performs masonry work. From the earnings of his work he is able...Read their story >
Animal SalesKenyaFrancis is a 42 year old man married to Esther who adds additional income to support his family. They are blessed with five children. Francis has been operating an animal...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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