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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs. Tuyet, pictured first on the right, is 50 years old. She works in the agriculture sector and earns 500,000 VND monthly. She is married and her children are adults now....Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNovy Carla is a 38-year-old entrepreneur from Estancia, Iloilo. Novy Carla works hard for her two children ages one and eight. For the past ten years, Novy Carla has run...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamThuy, pictured first on the right in the first row, is a 22-year-old farmer with a monthly income of VND 600,000. She is married and has one little child. She has been a m...Read their story >
General StorePeruSoledad is 50 years old and is in a common-law relationship. She lives in her own house with her spouse and children in the district of Zaña, located in the province of Chi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorPaula is 61 years old and makes a living raising broiler chickens. She once was a homemaker as well and dedicated herself to the care of her children, to whom she gave care...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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- 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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