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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.
Food StallColombiaThanks to Rubén's courage and perseverance, his family has the extra income they need to get by. Rubén operates a food stall in the town of Montería. He learned the b...Read their story >
Used ClothingEl SalvadorThe young man who has a blurred face is 21 years old and lives in a high-risk zone. He has had a stand selling second-hand clothing for 2 years. He has many customers becau...Read their story >
Paper SalesUgandaGeofrey is aged 34 and married with one child living in Kasese, Uganda. Geofrey is a cheerful, honest and hardworking man who owns a stationery shop. He earns a salary as a...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesRosita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fish and vegetables vending business in the Philippines. Rosita requested a PHP 20,000 loan through NWT...Read their story >
LivestockCambodiaA farmer living in Kampong Cham province, Na is 44 years old and a mother of two children; one is in school and one is too young. To support her family, she grows rice an...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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 Rachel, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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