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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.
Motorcycle TransportBoliviaNicolás is from Chuquisaca. He is 25 years old, single, and has no children. He has an elementary school education and has been working as a taxi driver for eight years. ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesIsmael used his prior loan for 12,000 PHP to buy spare parts and accessories and for the maintenance of his tricycle. His earnings were a big help for the education of his ...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAishagul is 61 years old, she is a widow, raised 3 children on her own and now helps her children and raises her grandchildren. Aishagul has a high school education, as a ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonColombiaThank you for supporting Erika in her beauty salon. With her Kiva loans she renovated her salon and achieved a positive change as her increased clientèle is happy, she has ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRigoberta, 48, has been living in a house she owns for a long time. She lives a simple life together with her husband and five underage children, dependent on her care and ...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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