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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 ExpensesUgandaFrancis is a 34-year-old married man living in Fort Portal, Uganda with four children aged between 10 and 3, but only 2 in school. He is involved in the most booming youth ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAmparo is 63 years old and married with 10 children. Amparo works very hard to provide for them. Amparo runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 25,00...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorOscar lives with his mother and his siblings. He is married. As a way of having income with which he can cover his personal expenses and contribute to the family expenses, ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaDenish is 36 and sells general merchandise like sugar and sweets to the general public. Denish also does farming and runs a motorcycle transport business to supplement his ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaOmary, who is in his late 30s, is married with four kids who are still in school. For the past year, he has been selling fruits and vegetables. He works from six in the mor...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah , 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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