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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.
FarmingColombiaSandra is a 36-year-old woman. She is a mother of two, a boy who is 10 years and a girl who is 8. She lives in a town called Libano, where she owns a farm where she grows c...Read their story >
ServicesEcuadorAngel, 28, is single and lives in Guaranda in Bolivar province. He sells Herbalife health products and is applying for a loan that he will use to stock his business with p...Read their story >
PigsCambodiaA local farmer located in the Mongkul Borey district of Banteay Meanchey province, Heam is 54 years old and a married mother of two children. Her main source of income is f...Read their story >
General StoreRwandaAlvere is 47 years old. She is married, with 3 children aged between 20 and 25 years; all of them are married.
She owns a shop and has been doing a business for...Read their story >
DairyKenyaJared is 25 years old, married and supports a family of 1 child. He has been operating in motorcycle for the last 8 years earning KES20,000 per month. He has applied fo...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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