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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.
VehicleTajikistanZarrina lives in the town of Konibodom. Konibodom stands out from other places in Tajikistan due to its nature, people and culture. Zarrina is married and raising two child...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesEvelyn is 37 years old, married, and has three children, all of whom are in school. She is in the agricultural business, fattening pigs in the Philippines. Evelyn has r...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPictured above is Elizabeth, often described as an extremely hardworking individual. She is 32 years old and, as a group leader, she is representing her group of ten farmer...Read their story >
FarmingPeruHumberto is 60 years old and lives with his wife and children in the district of Colosay. This is a community where the people work in agriculture, business, and livestock,...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHellen is 37 years old and earns a living by farrming in the mountainous Nandi Hills region. She has been married for 10 years to her husband Jacob and she has five childre...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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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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