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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.
Food Production/SalesUgandaEmmanuel lives in Hoima, Uganda. He is 49 years old and married with four children, three of whom attend school. Emmanuel started slowly dealing in produce, mainly buyi...Read their story >
RestaurantUgandaKulusum's group is comprised of hardworking women. Kulusum is 18 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She has no children. For the past...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMedardo is 66 years old and lives with his wife. He makes a living growing basic grains such as corn, beans and sorghum. He started this activity through his parents, who h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Leonisa works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and she earns additional income from ch...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaArpik, a young agronomist, lives in Zorak village with her husband. This couple is engaged in keeping livestock. The current livestock the family owns includes 15 cows and ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Paul, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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