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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.
General StorePhilippinesCorazon is 47 years old and the widowed mother of three children. She works hard to provide for her family. Corazon runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been ru...Read their story >
DairyKenyaHello lenders! Meet George, 45, who is based in the Nandi hills area of Kenya. This area may be the major 'bread basket' of the country, but it is increasingly emerging as ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuan, age 31, lives with his mother and siblings and other family members. He works in agriculture and sometimes as a bricklayer and in other miscellaneous areas. Being bo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaFlorence K is 40 years old and lives in the town of Bugemba in the Jinja region of Uganda. She is married and has four children with two of them currently in school. For th...Read their story >
FlowersAzerbaijanRahila is a 63-year-old married woman. Her family is big: she has a son and four daughters. She has been a gardener for 20 years, raising live plants to sell. Her monthly ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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 Piotr, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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