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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.
CerealsUgandaStephen is 24 years old, has two children, and lives in Kagadi, Uganda where he has been selling produce to earn a living since 2008, especially beans. He supplements his i...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorEstela is 40 years old and lives with her two children and her husband, who works as a bricklayer. She works in the sale and production of totopostes (a kind of toasted bre...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMaria is 42 years old. She went to elementary school, studying until the 4th grade. She is a single mother and is responsible for two of her five children who attend school...Read their story >
AgricultureAzerbaijanAdalat is 47 years old, married and the father of one child, a son. He works as a hired laborer, but his income is neither constant nor large enough to meet his family's ba...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe Badegna IV group consists of eight married women who on average are 38 years old with four children, all living in polygamous families in Falaba, one of the villages of...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lorrie, 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 Lorrie, 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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