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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.
HardwareUgandaRobert is a married man with two children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He operates a hardware shop along side welding to supplement his income. He has been in business fo...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaMaragarit is from Arshaluys village, Armavir region. She lives with her husband and twin sons who are 21 years old. Her daughter is married and lives separately with her ow...Read their story >
AgriculturePeru24-year-old Narciso lives in his own home made of rustic materials with his wife and children in a rural area in the district of Pomahuaca, located in the province of Jaen,...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRea operates a sari-sari (variety) store, selling basic household commodities like cooking oil, sugar, bread, biscuits, noodles and toiletries. She is a married woman from ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorJosé is a 60 year old man who lives in a house he owns along with his wife and his 8 year old grandson who he supports, so that the boy can study and be successful. All his...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Brigid, 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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