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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.
Food Production/SalesColombiaJenry is 43 years old. He is a married man and the father of three children, ages 10, 14, and 17 years. To generate income and promote the wellbeing of his family, he earns...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaLazaro is 70 years old. He has 5 children, 4 of them are adults and independent. For the past 20 years he has farmed. With the money he has earned he managed to open a smal...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanPerveen is 57 years old, married woman. Her son is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-wheeled rickshaw. He has been driving a ricks...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesEmma is a 43-year-old married woman with five children, all of whom are in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Emma has a buy-and-sell rice business in the ...Read their story >
Used ClothingSenegalBEUGUE LIGUEYE is a group of women composed of ten persons, all living in the same district. They have the same businesses, and they meet monthly and organize their payment...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ana Lewis, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Ana Lewis, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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