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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.
FoodVietnamTú lives in Nong Cong district, a rural town in Thanh Hoa province. She has operated a food stall/restaurant selling cake for more than 10 years. Her family is a low-i...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonZainab is the featured borrower for Dana Group. She joined with the other group members to take this Al Majmoua loan because they have always been neighbors and friends. Th...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSantos lives in her own house with her daughter and her three grandchildren. She has a small store located in her house and she also works selling pupusas. She has 11 years...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMaricor is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 15000 through NWTF to buy more variety of fish to sell fo...Read their story >
CafeGeorgiaKoba is 41 years old. He is married and lives with his wife, two children and pensioner mother in Lanchkhuti district. Koba is involved in agricultural activities. In parti...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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