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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 SalvadorThis young lady, whose face has been blurred out because she is 23 years old and lives in a high-risk area, works selling dairy products in the sector where she lives. She ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElverita is 54 years old and married she works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 15000 loan through NWTF to ...Read their story >
ServicesArmeniaHayk is from Kapan town where he lives with his wife and two daughters (7 and 4 years old).
Last year Hayk started providing vending machine service in the Kapan town...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueFátima is married and has four children whose ages range between 9 and 19. Her children are still in school. She has a nephew who's under her responsibility and lives with ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHermita is 57 years old and single with one child. Hermita works very hard to provide for them. Hermita runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 15,000 PH...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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