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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.
RestaurantPhilippinesEvelyn is managing her eatery business in Molave. She mastered the business when she and her husband were in the early years of their marriage. This has been doing well in ...Read their story >
LivestockAlbaniaVital is a 42-year-old villager with four children, the youngest s 1-month-old. He lives with his wife, children, and parents. Vital has 43 goat and 4 saws; he has a co...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEcuadorCarlos lives in a small home with his wife and 3 children (11 and 8 years old and 4 months old) in Rocafuerte. His wife works taking care of the home and the children, wh...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenThis group is called Al-Ahlam. It consists of four women. They all live in traditional and simple families in Hodeidah city, Yemen. They know one another through friendship...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanSafarmo is married and has four young children. She lives and works in her country's capital city. Five years ago, Safarmo started her own grocery business and has her own...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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