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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.
Used ClothingUgandaOrdinary is a new client to the organization, and he applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings. Ordinary is aged 27 years old, and he is still single. He comes from...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorDiana lives with her mother and small daughter; she is a single mom. As a way to get an income to cover the family needs, she makes a living selling different types of ref...Read their story >
Home AppliancesNicaraguaLlamiletk lives in the town of Sauce in the department of Leon, a city whose inhabitants make a living through diverse commercial activities. Llamiletk is a young woman ...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaMega is 20 years old and unmarried with two children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for three years. Mega needs a...Read their story >
Office SuppliesUgandaCathy lives in Kampala, Uganda. She is married with two children and one goes to school. She also takes care of additional family members. Cathy operates a stationery shop ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joe & Pam, 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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