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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaPatricia is a married lady with five children hailing from Rwentondo Kakoba, a suburb in the Mbarara Municipality. Unfortunately, the husband is earning and doesn’t mind ab...Read their story >
RetailLebanonAhmad is a 20-year-old single man who has been working in selling accessories, stationery and silver since June 2012. This is his only source for living; that's why he ...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaItagia is 43-years-old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling barbecue in her community and has been doing this for two years. Itagia has reque...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruKetilut is 36 years old. She is an entrepreneurial woman and has three children, ages 19, 10, and 3. She lives with her children and her husband Ángel in their own house. K...Read their story >
RetailPalestineAkram is a 48-year-old married man from Tulkarm City. He is a father of five sons and four daughters. For the past ten years, Akram and his sons have been working in a smal...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Blake Swopes, 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 Blake Swopes, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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