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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.
Fish SellingUgandaCharles is a 42-year-old man, divorced with three children, all of whom go to school. He is a first time borrower from Ugafode Microfinance Ltd and a resident of Zana, a ci...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Dao, pictured first from the left, is 57-years-old. She works as a farmer who makes about VND 720,000 monthly. She is married with four grown children. She has been a ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanFozia is a 35-year-old married woman who has been conducting an animal purchase and sales business with the help of her husband for many years. Her business has provided h...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaTeresa is a hard-working microentrepreneur who is 58 years old, married, and has worked selling firewood and fish for the past thirty years. She began this business with th...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaWilber is 37 years old and is a married man with four children who all go to school. He is a farmer who grows tea and is from Nyakabingo, Buhweju District. Wilber’s plantat...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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