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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.
RetailColombiaTeresita, with her husband (see photo), is planning to open a variety store in the town of El Peñol. She will be taking advantage of her vast experience managing this type ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasTelma is very grateful as her first loan she was granted through the lenders at Kiva in cooperation with the COMIXMUL cooperative helped her fulfill her objective which was...Read their story >
AgricultureUgandaChristopher is a 48-year-old married man with six children, living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He deals in selling matooke (green plantains) and selling milk. He faces inad...Read their story >
RetailBurundiDonavine is a member of the Kora-Nidukore Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 44 years old and married to Stany, who is a teacher. They have had one child together, who is...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSantos is 40 years old and lives in his own house together with his mother. Santos is a very hardworking man who has made a living as a laborer for a very long time. Santos...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jeffrey, 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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