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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.
Home Products SalesUgandaHarriet is 47 years old and lives in the town of Kigumba in the Hoima region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two of them currently in school. For the...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaJohana always maintains her grocery business thanks to the support of loans, a means through which she has gotten her family ahead. Johana needs loan support to keep the pr...Read their story >
Grocery StoreVietnamMrs. Hạnh is 37 years old, and she is married, with two children. She lives and works in Thanh Hoa city, a urban area in Thanh Hoa province, with two dependents. Hạnh ha...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorThis young man's face has been pixelated because he is 26 years old and lives in a high risk area. He has a small store located in his home, which he opened several years a...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanShohakim is a very clever and smart young man. He graduated from school successfully four years ago and has applied to the National University of Tajikistan. Shohakim s...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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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