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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.
FarmingTajikistanSohida is 35 years old. She is divorced and has no children. Sohida lives alone in a rural area. She has been busy with a farming business for more than 10 years. Her relat...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosilyn is a married woman with four children from Ormoc City, Leyte. Her oldest is 14 and the youngest is 2 years old. She engages in operating a sari-sari (variety) store...Read their story >
Food MarketRwandaJeanne is 47 years old, married and has three children ages 19 to 25 and all in school. She is the leader of the group called Intore, which means “selected ones” in English...Read their story >
ConstructionPhilippinesLeonora lives in Sto.Niño, Pagadian City, and supports her three daughters by building houses, from the ground up. She has applied a loan which she used to buy building mat...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesElisa is 50 years old and she lives in Tambulig, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married with five adult aged children. She has a shop that buys and sells wo...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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- Choose a borrower
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- Make a loan
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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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