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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/SalesEl SalvadorErik is single and lives alone. He earns a living by selling chicken, ham, and other sandwiches, as well as beverages. He sells his foods everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanTuhtahon has 33 years of experience. She is living in a village and has two children. For people who have problems with living, the government supports and pays attention o...Read their story >
RetailColombiaClaudia, age 26, is a single young woman. She has a little six year old. Since the birth of her child, she has been concerned with caring for him and raising him. During...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLucas is 30 years old and lives in his own home along with his wife and daughter. His work involves selling popular medicines. With the income he generates from his sales...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! We’d like you to meet one of the Ruma agents, Yuli. Yuli lives in a city in East Java, located about two hours from Jakarta by plane. She is happily marr...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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- Get repaid
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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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