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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.
General StorePhilippinesLuz is a 46-year-old married woman and a mother of six children from Ormoc, Leyte. Luz wants to earn a living, so she decided to build a small sari-sari or retail store bus...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaJuan is a young single man, 22 years of age, who likes to work independently, being his own boss, and managing his own schedule. He dreams of being able to continue studyin...Read their story >
ServicesUgandaChristopher is a married man with one child. He is a first time borrower with UGAFODE Microfinance. He is grateful to Kiva lenders through UGAFODE because this loan wil...Read their story >
Party SuppliesJordanMaher, who is retired from the army, is 37 years old, lives in Marka, and is married with three children. After he retired, his pension did not meet the needs of his hous...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesYemenThese four enterprising women belong to the Al- Razki group. They request 190,000 YER from AMB for improve their business. The coordinator of the group is 48 year-old ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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- Choose a borrower
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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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