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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 StoreEl SalvadorJose owns a shop selling basic and practical needs for pig breeding. He is married and has a 5 year old son. He attends to his business full time for a permanent source of ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Riyan. Riyan lives in North Bogor, located about a one hour and thirty minute drive from Jakarta, the...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaEdward deals in a retail business alongside a cocoa selling and farming for additional income. He is married with six children and lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He has fut...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is a person working in agriculture and livestock. He lives with a sister. He has been in this line of work for a long time. He learned the work with the help of his fa...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaChristopher is a 35-year-old married man with five children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He owns rentals and builds houses as his main businesses. He is faced with challe...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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