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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.
LivestockUgandaInnocent is a 55-year-old, hardworking, married man with five children aged 28, 26, 24, 20 and 18. He is living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has been able to look after his...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaFinley is 30 years old, married and supports a family of seven members. He has been operating as a small-scale farmer for the last seven years and earns KES 9,000 per month...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaCharles is a hardworking 33-year-old farmer from the Ndaragwa area of Kenya. He separated from his wife but still fulfills his roles and duties as a father of three childre...Read their story >
CattleKenyaThomas is 32 years old, married to Grace and he supports 5 family members. He has been a farmer for the last 8 years and the business earns him a monthly income of KES 11,0...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueSalomão is married and has a 4-year-old daughter. He lives with his parents. He heard about Hluvuku-Adsema from his parents and sister, who are already clients. He will use...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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