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We loan because...
making micro-loans to people all over the world allows them to lift themselves out of poverty rather than requiring charity. We believe that sharing and thus empowering others is to the benefit of us all. That's at the heart of Kiva, as well as at the heart of open source software.

About us
Open source software comes with the liberty to use, study, improve and share the software any way you want, made concrete and reliable by an OSI-approved copyright license. It empowers you to control your own world without needing permission from anyone else to make your life better.

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  • Marisol
    Marisol received a loan from rob to buy merchandise such as detergents, rice, sugar, bread, soft drinks, and other items.
    0% repaid
  • Dunda Mu Yesu Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Dunda Mu Yesu Group received a loan from Stefan to buy 30 sacs of cement,150 sacs of lime, varnish, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Kennedy
    Kennedy received a loan from Anonymous to buy a laptop for increasing the range of services offered, such as design, animation and remote assistance; an external hard drive to store information and softwares; a portable dvd drive for the clients who's laptop lacks a built-in dvd drive; an electric blower for cleaning computers; and lastly a toolkit that will assist in opening up the devices.
    0% repaid
  • Bebita
    Bebita received a loan from Randal to buy feed and vitamins for her pigs.
    16% repaid
  • Sadam
    Sadam received a loan from Luca to repair the kitchen closet, install windows, and pay for plumbing work for the bathroom.
    2% repaid
  • Amigas Unidas Group
    Amigas Unidas Group received a loan from rob buy green peas and husked corn at wholesale to sell.
    15% repaid
  • Baraka Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Baraka Group received a loan from rob to buy paper reams, pens, chalk sticks, toilet paper, and paper tissues.
    25% repaid
  • Nver
    Nver received a loan from Simon to pay for tires for agri-machinery and a grass-collecting machine.
    11% repaid
  • Narine
    Narine received a loan from Simon to make her lessons and courses more informative due to modern methods of teaching.
    7% repaid

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