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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.
Home AppliancesIndiaPAT (People’s Action for Transformation) manages the Self-Help Group, Rojakuttam-Puthupalayam, which contains twenty members in same locality in Tamil Nadu, India. PAT help...Read their story >
RetailKenyaTabitha is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself as honest and hardworking. She operates a retail business where she sells cosmetics. She has been ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaRamón lives with his wife; he has no children, but he has a great responsibility to support his household, pay rent, food, utilities, and medicines for him and his wife, as...Read their story >
RetailKenyaDoricas is 53 years old, married to James, and blessed with six children, ages 15 to 29. Doricas has run a retail shop for the last four years, earning a profit of KES 3...Read their story >
CattleSenegalThis two-person group, called « Jeff Dieul Darou Pacathiaré », gathers men who are involved in cattle fattening. Saliou, the group's representative, has more than ten year...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Scott, 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 Scott, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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