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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaAllen is a single lady aged 35 years from the town outskirts in Mbarara district. She got married at the early age of 16 years. They stayed together for some years and prod...Read their story >
PubUgandaDeo is 38 years old, and is married with four children. He also takes care of his brother’s son, for whom he pays school fees and other needs. Deo has a bar and sauna t...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanBecause Wafaa is a conservative woman, she asked her son to take her place in the picture. Wafaa is married and has 7 sons and daughters. She lives in a sector in Jordan ca...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanMukaddam was born in 1961 and has been a widow for more than 10 years. She lives with her son and daughter-in-law and works processing and selling milk products. Mukaddam’s...Read their story >
RetailPeruLuciano, who is 35 years old, is married and has 3 daughters who live with him in his house which is made of good quality building materials. From a very young age he worke...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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