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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.
Clothing SalesDominican RepublicElsa is the coordinator of her group named Salomon 1 & 2 from the city of Samana's Peninsula - a lush, rugged area with a nascent tourism industry, and where running water ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it's time for you to meet one of the Ruma agents, Fadil. Fadil lives in Bogor, located about a one-hour drive from Jakarta. Fadil lives there with hi...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanMijra is 50 years old and married. The man shown in the photo is Mijra’s son who is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-wheeled rick...Read their story >
Soft DrinksColombiaTulio, age 58, is married and has two children. He is known for being a very responsible, hard-working, and visionary man and for being a good businessman. He has alway...Read their story >
RetailKenyaIsmael is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Ismael has operated a ...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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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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