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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.
RetailUgandaSaidat is a fifty-year-old female, widowed with seven children, living in Kasese Uganda. She sells crude salt and also owns a salt pan where she gets income to look after h...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruAzucena is 36 years old. She is in a live-in relationship. Her family is close-knit. She lives in her own home with her partner and daughters. They live in the Lagunas ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaTereza continues her fight to improve her living conditions by improving her house. Her and her husband both work and contribute to the household expenses. They have two ad...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRomilio is 51 years old and lives in an urban area of Juigalpa. He is married and has two children who both attend school. His income comes from retirement pension and the ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaDiego is 23 years old and has a big challenge in his life. When he was 23 he married. It was a controversial marriage and he does not receive much help for the youth of bot...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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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