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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaSalma runs a fruit and vegetable selling business. She sells to her neighbours and passers by. Her main challenges are the high cost of transportation to her business, and ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi 2 group are married women with an average age of 30 and, on average, 2 children. They all live in traditional families in Sangoula Markala, on...Read their story >
RetailBeninEugénie is 53 years old and married to a driver called Martin. They have four children who all go to school at their expense. Eugénie lives with her husband and her childre...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaDalgy makes a living preparing and selling hayacas [stuffed cornmeal pastries] and desserts, as well as selling cheese and various merchandise. Through these four activitie...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaEinar is an enterprising man and agricultural worker. He has always had his mind set on a prosperous future and his dreams fulfilled. He works in different farms doing day ...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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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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