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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.
CattleUgandaGeoffrey is a hardworking, married, Ugandan male living in Kamwenge. He deals in rearing livestock and also operates a retail shop to earn an extra income. He is self-emplo...Read their story >
DairyColombiaYolver, 37, was born and raised in the customs of the countryside. He has the admirable values of respect and love for his land. He is single and struck out on his own at a...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanThis is Shiringul. She lives in the Jilikul district. Shiringul is married and a mother of three children. She has one son and two daughters. Her son is married and has two...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDaniel, pictured above, has been a farmer for 15 years, and is now proud to represent his group of 13 farmers in Kakamega North District. He is 36 years old, married, and h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaGodfrey is a 35-year-old married man with two children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a retailer dealing in phone accessories and mattresses. He is faced with the cha...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Simon, 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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