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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.
FarmingUgandaPaul is a 53-year-old male, who is married with eight children. Seven of the children attend school. They are living in Kasese, Uganda. Paul practices agriculture, and ...Read their story >
VehicleUgandaStephen resides in Hoima, Uganda. He is aged 62 and married with four children who are all adults. He owns cattle, and he makes extra income through farming. He started thi...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesJoel operates his own motorcycle to earn a living and has had this business for ten years. He earns well from this to provide for his family. He also has a farm, the family...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 29-year-old Bayuku from Wara Wara, Freetown. He is married with 2 children. Bayuku runs a general stock business; he sells soft dri...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaJohn is a thirty year-old hard working married man with three children, living in Kamwenge- Uganda. He deals in the selling of clothes as his main source of income alongsid...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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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