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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/SalesUgandaEmmanuel lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is 49 years old and married with four children, three of whom attend school. Emmanuel started slowly dealing in produce, mainly buyi...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaThe land has been blessed with hands that like to work it and take care of it. It is a job worthy of admiration and one to which men dedicate many years and even their life...Read their story >
Electronics RepairPeruLuis Alberto is 48 years old and married. He lives with his wife in his own house in a large community in the urban part of Cayaltí. He has good personal and work reference...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaSamson is a married man with 3 children. He describes himself as optimistic. Samson operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 51-year-old Mariatu. She is married, and has two children, aged six and nine years. In 2005, Mariatu established her textile and shoes business. She sells mainly c...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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