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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.
Cosmetics SalesUgandaGift trades in cosmetics within the town center in Lyantonde. Her husband started the business for her after the family had expanded and the expenses were too many for him ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTajikistanNuriniso is a friendly, kind woman from the Qubadiyon area and she lives there with her husband and children. She is a teacher by profession but has run a shop for the last...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaAllen is a repeat client to the institution and she is securing a loan of UGX 5,000,000. The 36-year-old woman is single but has 4 children. She comes from the Rukungiri di...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaSophia is 52 years old from Nyahururu. She is a widow and is blessed with two children aged 24 and 21 years old. She has been running her business of selling foodstuff and ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesSenegalMr. Albert is a retired civil servant aged 71. He is married with seven children, of which four sons and three daughters who are all married. After retirement, he returned ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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 Rob, 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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