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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.
FoodUgandaGodfrey is a 31-year-old man with a wife and four children all living with him. Godfrey is basically a businessman and solely trading agricultural products such as maize an...Read their story >
RestaurantAlbaniaA loan of 250,000 ALL that Gjon is seeking from you will be used to buy kitchenware for his bar-cafe and to stock up on inventory items. He only had a bar-café before and r...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaJames, a husband and father of seven children, is a mixed small-scale farmer based in the remote village of Kaboi, Nandihills. He has been practising agribusiness for the p...Read their story >
PoultryEl Salvador58-year-old Paulino lives in his own house with his mother. For the past nine years he has made a living by raising chickens and selling them in the surrounding villages. H...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenOm-Basel is the same group that applied for a first loan which was given by Kiva lenders. After all the members of the group finished the repayment of all the installments ...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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