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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.
CerealsKenyaDaniel is a 38-year-old man who is married to Waiu. His wife earns income to support their family's welfare. They have been blessed with three children. Daniel has been op...Read their story >
PubUgandaScovia is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kasese in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi B group are married men with an average age of 48 and, on average, 8 children. Most of them live in traditional families in N'Goloko, a villag...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaLagomau is 40 years old and unmarried with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. S...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesElena is a hard-working entrepreneur who has an egg retailing business in the Philippines. She successfully paid back her previous loan and is now requesting a new loan to ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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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