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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.
RetailGhanaAll the five women of the Onua Do (There is love in Togetherness) Group are on average, 34 years old, and live in Teshie-Accra, Ghana. They know one another through neighbo...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAna, 23, studied until 9th grade. She is single and lives in her family's house, along with her father and two children. Ana has worked selling tamales in the city center f...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMerlita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a dried fish making business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 14,000 through NWTF to purchase additional fish and ...Read their story >
FoodUgandaSauya is 30 years old and lives in the town of Bulenga in the Kampala East region of Uganda. She is married and has 2 children, and 1 of them is currently in school. For th...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesNicaraguaWilmer is a small coffee grower in the north of Nicaragua. For the past 19 years, he has worked growing coffee as his primary economic activity. Currently, with three year...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Axel, 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 Axel, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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