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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.
CattleUgandaBurazio comes from Katembe, Rwobuzizi in Ibanda district. He is 49 years and married with eight children and two dependents who are his parents who are too old to stay alo...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaJosephine is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school f...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruLuis lives in the city of Ica. He is charismatic and has a desire to get ahead, which causes him to make an effort in his work every day as an operator and construction wo...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanShazia is a 30-year-old married woman. She is a hardworking mother who is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community. She has been doing it for the...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDoña Maribel is 37 years old, and she is the mother of 4 children who, along with their mother and father, are involved in the daily work activities in the field, having de...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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