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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.
Electronics SalesKenyaFor the last five years, Wycliffe has been running an electronics shop where he sells a variety of electronics and earns a monthly income of KES 28,000 (Kenyan shillings). ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesVietnamHanh is 34 years old and lives with her two children and husband. Her husband works as a fireman. For the past nine years, Hanh has been running a business selling clothes ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEmiriano is 45 years old and lives in the town of Kinoni in the Masaka region of Uganda. He is married and has three children who are all currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorVirginia, 59 years old, lives with her two granddaughters. She makes a living selling sea food and has more than 20 years of experience in the sale of this product. That wa...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanKhursand has raised her two children on her own, since her husband died young, and she was left a single mother. She and her children live in the southern part of Tajikista...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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