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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.
CattleRwandaPenina is 37 years old. She is married with four children between the ages of three and 14 years old; two of them go to school. Penina is a farmer and has been in this ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesJudith is a 59-year-old married woman with three children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Judith has a food vending business in the Philippines, and has been ...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaPeter is thirty-one years old and single, living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He deals in the produce trade depending on the agricultural season. This is a business he ventured int...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaVenic is a 51-year-old married woman who supports a family of 6 members. She has farmed for 9 years and earns 14,000 KES per month. Venic has applied for her first loa...Read their story >
CattleGeorgiaZurab is 19 years old young man from the village of Marani. He lives with his parents and pensioner grandmother. The family members earn a living with a small agribusiness...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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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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