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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.
FarmingUgandaAbbasi is a sixty-two-year-old hardworking married man with four children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in banana farming as his main source of income and owns renta...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaShoghik is agronomist living in Zaritap village, Vayots Dzor region. She lives there with her husband and son. Both of them are employed in the private sector. Shoghik hers...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesKenyaJacktone is a married man. He describes himself as being committed. He operates a retail business where he sells animal feed. He has been involved in this business for four...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 30 years old and lives with her life partner and four children, ages 12, 11, 9, and 8. Maria has made a living selling clothes for a long time, and this is how she...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMa. Nueda works hard to support her family. Ma. Nueda is married and has a fishing/fish vending business in the Philippines. Ma. Nueda requested a PHP 19,000 loan throug...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Sarah, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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