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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.
CarpentryKenyaPatrick, 29, is married and blessed with 1 child. He has been a carpenter for the last 2 years and the business has been profitable. He will be using this loan from Vis...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPhilippinesVilma is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a meat vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 20000 through NWTF to purchase more meat to sell in her mea...Read their story >
Grocery StoreMexicoRaymundo is 39 years old and has a grocery store that he opened more than five years ago. He is single and focuses his time on working. He is asking for a loan to buy p...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEriquita is 51 years old and married with eight children. With two children still in school, Eriquita works very hard to provide for them. Eriquita runs a general store ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPhilippinesGina is engage in the selling of cosmetics products and fragrances around their village. She is married to a welder and they blessed with three children. All her children 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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