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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 SalvadorJosé has sustained his business with the help of previous loans. He notes that his business is well-established and that he's seen a slight increase in his income, which he...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistan58 year old Latofat works as a teacher at a high school in her region, Fayzabad. She has been teaching for a period of 37 years. Working as a teacher is of course laborious...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasEdelmira is 52 years old. She completed up to fourth grade of elementary school. She is married and her husband has worked for many years producing coffee. He is the one wh...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliThe members of the DJIGUISSEME group are women who average 41years of age and five children each. They all live in extended traditional families in Yangasso, SEGOU (4th adm...Read their story >
Food MarketKyrgyzstanRazia is 62 years old, a widow, and the mother of four children. Since 2004 she has worked with sale of food products. Her son helps her with the business. Razia's store is...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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