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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.
Charcoal SalesUgandaMadina lives in Uganda, Kampala. She is married with five children, and all of them go to school. She takes care of additional family members. She sells charcoal from home....Read their story >
Home Products SalesNicaraguaLaura is a woman who puts all of effort in her work, seeing as this is dangerous because she works on a daily basis with chemicals; such as cleaning detergents, air freshen...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 41 years old and lives in her own home together with her husband and her two daughters who are 13 and 8 years old. Ana is a very hardworking woman who, with great ef...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruEliza makes a living selling sweaters. The member sells from 8:00am to 6:00pm in different places or to friends. She has been in this business for several years and is doin...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenAdel is a 31 years old single man. He has a University education. Adel lives a lone in a rented house in Sana'a city, Yemen. He has a master's degree in administration of j...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Tim, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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