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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.
Food Production/SalesUgandaWilson is a 55-year-old married man with seven children who owns a house in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He was in agriculture for many years, and then he started buying and selling c...Read their story >
General StorePakistanMr. Qamar is a 34-year-old man who lives with his family in Karachi, Pakistan. Since 2005, Qamar has been running his own general store business near his house, which is a ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarvin studied only through 1st grade. His wife helps out with the little she receives from her work. They have just 2 children; the elder is in the 8th grade, while the yo...Read their story >
ClothingKenyaFelistus is still happily married and her children are also doing well. Felistus is still selling new clothes and curtains and currently she is making a profit of about ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAnita is 46 years old and married with six children who are in school. Anita works very hard to provide for them. Anita runs a general store in the Philippines and reque...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andreas, 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 Andreas, 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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