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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.
FarmingKenyaJoseph, pictured above, has been a farmer for 20 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 16 farmers in Kakamega South District. He is 64 years old, is married, an...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaRichard is thirty-eight years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has six children, of which five are currently in school...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAmalia is a hardworking woman of 46. She is married with three dependents who are 12, 14 and 18 years old. Amalia and her husband are engaged in fishing and at the same tim...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaJulius is 35 years old, married with three children, and living in Kasese, Uganda. Julius has sold secondhand clothes for five years now in order to earn a living. Julius h...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaFlorence is a forty-three-year-old Komaza tree farmer. She has eight children, all of whom are in school. Florence is married and her spouse is a farmer too. In addition to...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jill, 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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