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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.
Beauty SalonTimor-LesteBelinha is applying for a loan of $1500.00 to improve her business. She is running a beauty salon shop. She is making a good income from a beauty salon and she wants t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaRavinh is 35 years old and lives in the town of Bundibunyo in the Fortpotal region of Uganda. She is Mmarried and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueHélder is 43 years old, lives with his wife and is the father of five children who go to primary and high school respectively. He is a driver and lives in his own home with...Read their story >
Butcher ShopEl SalvadorPatricia is 26 years old and lives in a home of her own with her children, a 10-year-old girl and seven year old boy. Thanks to her effort and tenacity, she has been able ...Read their story >
RestaurantUgandaJulius is 38 years old and lives in the town of Ntungamo in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, with two of them currently in school. For the...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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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