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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.
Grocery StorePalestineRami is 32 years old; he lives in Ramallah. He sells various kinds of groceries, such as cookies, candies, soft drinks, juices, macaroni, and many other items in his grocer...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseParaguayJuan is 46 years old. He has three children, all of them adults, and he has expended great efforts to help them get ahead. Juan has a beverage shop, and he also has a swim...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanHafeezan is 50; she is a mother of five children. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a housewife and looks after her family at home. Her husband works in dairy products...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaAgnes is 35 years old, married, and has three children who attend school. She lives in Kasese in the Fortportal region of Uganda. Agnes operates a retail shop, selling hous...Read their story >
Motorcycle RepairColombiaFrady is a vigorous and hardworking man, who has worked in his own mechanic workshop for the last three years. This is a trade he learned empirically and with which he make...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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 Ben C. O. Grimm, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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