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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.
Clothing SalesGeorgiaIlona is a 34-year-old woman, from Senaki district. She is a mother of four school-aged children and her family's only source of income is Ilona's husband's job. He works a...Read their story >
WholesaleUgandaPius is a married man who sells produce, especially maize. He also operates a mini depot in Kagadi Uganda to earn money for a living. He is hardworking and hopes to grow hi...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasRafael, who is 54 years old, lives in a civil union with his wife with whom he has four children. They reside in the municipality of Yorito, Yoro. He has always worked in a...Read their story >
Soft DrinksTanzaniaEmmy is a member of Shekilango group, who joined together to find financial support. This is a new group via Tujijenge Tanzania, and Emmy is the featured person who carries...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMuhayo is a kind-hearted woman. She was born in 1973 and she is a caring mother to her child. Her husband died a few years ago, so Muyaho is a widow and she is the only b...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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