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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.
DairyIndiaPankajini is a 34-year-old lady living with her husband and three children in a village named Ambasharbhata in Sonepur district of Odisha, India. Pankajini is engaged in th...Read their story >
PubUgandaFlorence lives in Hoima, Uganda. She is forty years old and married, and she is charged with the responsibility of taking care of three children who all attend school. ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanAhtamjon is an entrepreneur living in the city of Dushanbe. He is 53 years old. He has been involved in selling shoes at the central market of the city for 3 years. His wif...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNorissa signed up for her membership with PMPC and obtained the needed capital to start up a sari-sari store business. She is thankful for the capital that was extended to ...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaThe fertile field where the sun shines every morning and where the workers show up for another day of tilling the earth, taking full advantage of it, is the work of Nativid...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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 Adam, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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