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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 StoreBoliviaThe “ACHICA ARRIBA” solidarity group is in its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal e Santiago II. It is comprised of eight members and is run by a...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaBumba is 40 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has five children, four currently in school. For the past 15 years,...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaÁlvaro is a 58-year-old farmer who is hardworking and humble. This has allowed him to progress and today he has coffee and banana crops. He tends to these crops every day a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMargoth is 36 years old and lives with her four children, three boys and a 17 year old daughter. A daughter-in-law also lives with them. She is a very responsible woman w...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTanzaniaHilda is a mother of three daughters (who are in school). She is 40 years old. She is married and supports her family with a business. She runs a grocery business selling b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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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