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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.
FarmingPhilippinesBeatriz is 61 years old and lives in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married with six adult age children. She has a sari-sari store that sells different kind...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaSilvano is a hardworking married man who has five children. He lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a retailer, and at the same time, he does farming. He faces a challenge o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaStephen is thirty-one years old, married with four children, and lives in Kasese, Uganda. Stephen used the previous loan to buy cassava flour and a weighing machine.
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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorThis young woman has worked making and selling cheese and cream for 8 years. Her face is pixelated because she is 22 years old and living in a high-risk zone. Her business ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreUgandaPatrick is 30 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Lira region of Uganda. He is married and has 2 children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past 3...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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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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