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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.
Home Products SalesKenyaAlice is a 41-year-old lady from Kakamega, married to Paul, with whom she has three children, ages 14, 7, and 2 years. She sells curtains, earning a monthly income of KE...Read their story >
DairyColombiaMiguel is a 48 year-old farmer who is known for his tenacity, vigor, and people skills. He is married and is the father of 2 children, whom he has raised with great effort...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodKenyaAsha is thankful for the overall support received from Yehu and Kiva. The previous loan helped her to improve her stock of petrol. Here again she comes to you requesting a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Ofelia works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
Food MarketUgandaJohn is a 39-year-old married man with four children who are 15, 10, 7 and 5 years old and all of them attend school. He also has two other dependents who are his relatives...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gerv, 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 Gerv, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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