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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.
CerealsUgandaAbasi is 50 years old and lives in the town of Kamwenge in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children with one of them currently in school. For t...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaManuel is a 29 year old man who due to this father's death has taken charge of the family coffee farm and areas planted with fruits and vegetables. Manuel is the father of...Read their story >
AgricultureEcuadorElena lives in a place where the majority of people have farming as their main source of income. She is married and has four children who are three, seven, 11, and 19 years...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorFrancisco, along with his life-partner, is responsible for supplying his family with that which is necessary to cover its basic needs. They both live in the company of thei...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the group BENKADI 2 are married women who average 39 years of age and 4 children each. Most of them live in traditional families in N’TORLA, a village lo...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.
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