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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.
Office SuppliesUgandaGodfrey is 36 years old and lives in the town of Kyotera in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has two children who are both currently in school. For the past t...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesSilvina is a married woman with seven children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. She is 48 years old and has two children who are currently in school.
Sil...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJocelyn is 49 years old. She is from Carles, Iloilo. She is married with 13 children. Some of her children are grown, but five are still dependents and range in age from 7-...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJose is 44 years old and lives in a house he owns with his two children. He has a bakery located in his home. He wants to buy all of the supplies he needs like flour, cans,...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorConsuelo is 27 years old and she lives with her four daughters who are 10, 8, 6 and 4 years old. Consuelo makes a living selling a variety of clothing items. She has been r...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rod, 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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