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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorOsmin is 39 years old, lives with his wife in his own home, and doesn't have any children yet. He has worked in banana growing for 10 years and when the harvest comes he se...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDinora is 34 years old and lives in a house she owns with her life partner and their three children. She has worked selling pupusas [stuffed tortillas]. She has many cust...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesElena is a 57-year-old married woman from Leyte, Philippines. She has been engaged in the retail sales of rice for more than 30 years now. This is the source of her income....Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAnichka lives in Arshaluys village in the Armavir region with her husband and two children (aged 8 and 6 years old). Anichka is an experienced farmer. To take care of t...Read their story >
LivestockKenyaWilliam is 42 years old, married and together with his spouse they have been blessed with 8 children. He does livestock trading and has been in this business for 8 years no...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Abraham, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Abraham, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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