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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.
RetailTanzaniaSore is a mother of three children, all of whom are in school. She is in her early forties and married. For three years, Sore has been running two business, a grocery and a...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMose appreciates a previous kiva loan that improved her living standards. She requests a new loan of 50,000 KES to purchase onions, tomatoes, vegetables, and potatoes for ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaMuhamadi is 59 years old, with six children and lives in Hoima, Uganda. He deals in produce, mainly maize and beans. To supplement his income, he also owns a bar and does f...Read their story >
TransportationKenyaDavid is 34 years old, married to Gloria and blessed with three children. He is a matatu operator offering transport facilities to passengers and has been in the business ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanSumera is a 30-year-old married woman and mother of three children. The man shown in the photo is Sumera’s husband, who is a driver by profession. He provides transporta...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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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