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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.
PoultryGeorgiaDespine is a 50-year-old married woman from the village of Shashiani. She lives with her husband, two sons and a mother-in-law, who gets pension from local government. Desp...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDavid is 42 years old. He is married with three school-going children. He has had a farming business for 15 years. He will be using the loan to purchase farm inputs for cro...Read their story >
ConstructionUgandaVincent is married and lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. He works as a farmer who grows tea and bananas and also runs a butcher shop that provides him with additional income. V...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThe "spouses of teachers #16" group is composed of women who are teachers and/or are married to teachers, and work as vendors. They have joined forces to show support for e...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenFatima is the leader of Rotana 22 Mayo group which consists of five women from Taiz, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 240,000 YER from Kiva partner AMB.
Fatima ...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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