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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.
FarmingUgandaJohn is a 35 year old married male who lives in the town of Masindi-Uganda.John practices farming where by he grows sugarcane on a large scale. He started business so as to...Read their story >
LivestockYemenAhmmed is a 39 year old married man with five children, living with them in Taiz, Yemen. His oldest child is 8 years old and the youngest one is 3 years old. He is the so...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesKenyaThis is Mwanasiti. She runs a cosmetics shop. Her previous loan was a big help for her business and she was able to purchase more items for her shop. Mwanasiti is reques...Read their story >
TaxiBoliviaDaniel is married and has four children. Daniel lives in El Alto in a cement and brick house for which he pays rent. Daniel is a taxi driver and he needs a loan to repa...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanRubina is a 25 year-old married woman. She has been doing a business selling fruit for many years. She is a very enthusiastic lady and manages to earn a reasonable amount o...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 Jenn, 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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