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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.
ConstructionArmeniaArtur is a hard working young man from Goris town. He works in construction. Artur, more specifically, provides internal and external constructional design of houses and ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJoseph is 21 years old and is often described as a very hardworking individual. As a group leader, Joseph is representing his group of 12 farmers in Teso District in Kenya....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueFrancisco is 24 years old and is married with one child who is in elementary school. He has worked for more than three years for a commercial banana farm as a locksmith. ...Read their story >
CattleBoliviaWilzon is single. He doesn't have any children and he lives with his parents in the community of Arajllanga in an adobe house that they own. It only has water and electrici...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJulio knows that credit is a useful means of maintaining and growing a business and he is applying for a new loan, part of which he will use to buy cattle and the rest to p...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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