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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 ExpensesYemenThis group is called Falastine, which consists of four ladies. Mohsna is 36 years old and married with children. She lives in Sana`a, Yemen. She works hard to provide for h...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaJacqueline is 31 years old and lives in the town of Lira in Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two currently in school. For the past five years, Jacque...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLuis, 30, lives in his own house with his life partner and his young child, age 9. He has worked as a carpenter for five years. Thanks to his charisma and dedication to h...Read their story >
Fish SellingSenegalAblaye is a young wholesale fishmonger who learned the business from his father. He obtained his permit in 2007 and purchased a refrigerator truck, which he uses to make de...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaMaryuri Eliett is a young, 24-year old "Sauceña" [from El Sauce] who is studying Social Development. Her business consists of a clothing and shoe store, where she offers t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Justin, 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 Justin, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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