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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.
FarmingUgandaDenis is a 28-year-old married man with three children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. Denis is a farmer growing bananas, maize and rice. He is faced with challenges of ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé is 31 years old and studied up until the ninth grade. He has a partner, she is busy with domestic tasks and also works in a store. They have a daughter who is studying...Read their story >
FoodTogoMama lives in Kodjoviakopé and is 39 years old. A married woman with five persons to support, she sells fresh tomatoes and condiments in the neighborhood and at the market....Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaCosmans is 24 years old. He is married with one child aged four years old whom he supports.
He operates a motorbike which has lasted for six years now. He is t...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaMejumaa is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. She has operated a ret...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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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- Get repaid
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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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