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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.
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 29-year-old Bayuku from Wara Wara, Freetown. He is married with 2 children. Bayuku runs a general stock business; he sells soft dri...Read their story >
DairyEl SalvadorAdilio is 36 years old. He doesn't know how to read or write since he didn't have the opportunity to go to school. He is currently partnered and his partner takes care of...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesFelicidad is a 61-year-old widow with adult children. Her major source of income is from selling grocery items. She has been in this business for two decades already. The b...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Egina works hard to support her family. She has a pig fattening business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from f...Read their story >
RetailUgandaPatrick is 41 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Lira region of Uganda. He is married and has 5 children with 4 of them currently in school. For the past 5 year...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sia, 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 Sia, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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