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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.
Used ShoesUgandaChristine is a 37-year-old married mother of 2 children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. She sells secondhand shoes at a business she started with the hope of earning an inco...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanParida is 48 years old, married and the mother of three children. As a main source of income for her family, she has worked with livestock breeding and field crop cultivati...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSantiago is 43 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and their son. He makes a living farming corn, beans, and sorghum. He has been farming for 30 years, and ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJanepher is 34 years old and has six children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Webuye District, Kenya. Janepher has been far...Read their story >
PoultryEcuadorJuly is a dynamic and very enterprising 26 year old woman. She lives in a very vulnerable community in the province of Esmeraldas, in a small rented house with her husband ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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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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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