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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.
DairyAzerbaijanCamaladdin is a 31-year-old IDP. He is married and lives with his family in an IDP settlement. His wife is a housekeeper and educates their children. They have a daughter a...Read their story >
Shoe SalesUgandaJeniffer is a 41-year-old widow with one child living in Kasese, Uganda. She operates a shoe business which she has been running for eleven years. She began the business to...Read their story >
PubUgandaSalezio is a 58-year-old businessman. He is married with 10 children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He is a farmer who grows mainly cocoa. After saving a little money from c...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasErica is very happy about the support provided by the COMIXMUL cooperative in alliance with the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the first loan that she requested, she was able to ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLyra is grateful that she was granted a 25,000 PHP loan which she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in her business. Throu...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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