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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 SalesKenyaSakina is a married mother of three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 33 years old and completed high school. She has a business selling clothes and offering services preparing seafood to sell. Rosa lives with her three daughters; the...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaTyson is a 32 year old client and single He decided to start his own business because his parents did not have money to facilitate his further studies. He deals in produ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanHuda is a woman who is a model of ambitiousness and patience. She is a single mother of two children, who live with her in a poor area.
After her husband left he...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteMaria is taking a loan of $800 to improve her business. She is married and she is running a kiosk that helps her to generate income for her family. She will use the loan to...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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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
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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