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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.
ServicesZambiaFaith is 33 years old. She is hardworking and determined. Faith is requesting a second Kiva loan to expand her business by opening three mobile money transfer outlets in di...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorGabriela, age 24, is a single mother. She lives with her three children, a nine year old daughter and two sons, ages five and three. She is a very enterprising and hard-w...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaFredis, at 54 years of age, has dedicated many years to selling groceries in a shop in the municipality of Taraza. In this way he supplements the income with which he has ...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanSoad is 47 year’s old lives in Baqaa, married woman and has four children. One of them is Ammar who is studying physics and he appears in the photo instead his mother becau...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaLeidy, 25, started her own business selling merchandise because she needed to generate resources to support her family. In school she always enjoyed entrepreneurship,as s...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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