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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.
AgricultureArmeniaHakob is 49 years old. He lives in the city of Kapan in the Syunik region. Hakob lives with his wife and daughter (school-aged) and retired father. Hakob graduated from the...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanZulhaydar is 41-years-old. He is married and has five children. He lives with his family in a rural area of the northern part of Tajikistan. Zulhaydar began his own busines...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaPatrick is thirty-five years old and lives in Hoima, Uganda. He started business in 2000 and works six days a week. He has five children to look after and educate as a cari...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLeonida works hard to support her family. Leonida is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 15,000 loan through NWTF to purchase a...Read their story >
PoultrySenegalOumar is a man of 58 who lives with his wife and his four children, of whom the eldest is 28 and the youngest 10 years old. Oumar has been developing his poultry-raising b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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 Kiva Staff, 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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