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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.
Food Production/SalesColombiaFernando earns a living making and selling salad dressings and vinegars. He started his business three years ago, but he has wide experience because he was an employee in ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruAgustina is 36 years old, single, and lives in her own home with her family. She is native to the area. Life in the district is calm; its inhabitants work in agriculture ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosana is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Rosana is 38 years old and all four children are in school. Rosana has a general s...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanUmida is married and has 3 children. She is a person who always tries to earn money and provide a better life for her children. Umida began her own business dealing in anim...Read their story >
RetailParaguayFrancisco is 52 and has been married for 32 years to Feliciana. They have 4 children, one of whom is married and three of whom live with Francisco. Feliciana works abroad 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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