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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.
FarmingUgandaMoses is a 32-year-old Ugandan who lives in Kenga in the Kagadi district; He is married to Evelyn and they have four children, two attending school. His main economic acti...Read their story >
RetailUgandaLavina is 37 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
DairyBoliviaArmando is married and has 4 children. Armando lives in the community of Taypillanga, in an adobe house that is own property. Armando earns his living as a farmer and wants...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesFelicitas works hard to support her family. She is widowed and has a food vending business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to purchase ingr...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamMrs. Hợi works in agriculture, raising poultry. Hợi has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. The main hardship that Hợi faces in her business is the lack ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joel, 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 Joel, 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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