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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.
PoultryVietnamHòng is 46 years old, married, and has two children. Hòng is the group leader of the Nhóm 01 Thôn 03 Quảng Lưu solidarity group, which consists of six members. Hòng wor...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanM. Atif is from Lahore and lives with his parents and siblings in a rented house. He is 28 and deals in buying and selling livestock. He has been doing this for many years ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesColombiaMaria is a female head of family, a woman of 61 years old who has managed to support her 5 children thanks to catalogue product sales, a line of work that her friend taught...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaKavutha is a married woman and she has four children, all of whom attend school. Kavutha owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly exp...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesZenaida is a 44-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Concepcion, Iloilo. She is engaged in selling snack foods like roasted peanuts. She also sells fr...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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- 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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