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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.
FoodUgandaEdward is a thirty-six-year-old married man with six children, living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He has a cocoa garden and his business is buying and selling cocoa. This busine...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineThanks to the previous loan received from Kiva, Sergei has put good heating in his greenhouses and has been able to increase his profits this year. He also purchased a truc...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorAtilio is 59 years old. He had the opportunity to study until second grade. He's married and has seven children, of whom only two live at home. The older ones have made the...Read their story >
RestaurantPeruAna continues to work is her chicken restaurant business. She has had this business for years and it is going well for her thanks to the hard work she puts into her busines...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesRhea is a mother of three children ages 2-10. She is from Carles, Ilo-ilo. For a few years now, she has been engaged in buying and selling fresh fish in the community of Ca...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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