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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.
FarmingPhilippinesSince June 30, 2011, William has found pleasure in his farming activities. He is a papaya fruit grower from Sta. Cruz, Tangub City, in the Philippines. William busies himse...Read their story >
RetailUgandaIreene is 36 years old and lives in the town of Gaba in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with two of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaPantaleo is a fifty-eight-year-old, hard-working man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in a retail business, where he earns a living, although he also carries out agricu...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man's face is pixelated because he's 24 years old and lives in a high-risk area. He has worked for three years growing corn. When his crop is ready, he sells ...Read their story >
RetailUgandaNassur is married and lives in Hoima-Uganda. He is in the retail business and charged with the responsibility of taking care of two children, one of whom attends school. ...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.
We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
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