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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.
Clothing SalesPalestineImad is 28 years old and lives with his family in Gaza. He has sold clothes since 2012 and works hard to support his family and provide good living conditions. Imad ask...Read their story >
RetailParaguayIrmina is a 36 year-old businesswoman. She is married and has three children that she and her husband were able to manage with their combined efforts. She started this w...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasWill is thirty years old and he is married. He lives with his wife and his three children in Cofradía, Cortes. He worked for several years in a private company, and upo...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaWith her first loan, Nthenya successfully added stock to her grocery business and is currently making a monthly income of about 15,000 KES. This is her second loan with ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasReina is woman of 50, a housewife, farmer and merchant. She is the mother of five children who are adults and independent. In her youth she didn't have the opportunity to g...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Bob Harris, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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