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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.
SewingTajikistanGulsun is a professional seamstress, living in the city of Khujand. She has been involved in sewing national and European women's dresses for over 10 years. Gulsun is curre...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaFlorence is a 33 year old woman married to her husband Peter who adds additional income to support their family welfare. They are blessed with two children. Florence operat...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaEach day when a harmonious bird sings in María del Carmen's house, she starts to make delicious corn-based tortillas, the traditional complement to Nicaraguan dishes. Due t...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaAmanda is 24 years old. She works as a cosmetics saleswoman and started her business through a loan opportunity offered by the brand that makes the products she sells. She ...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMicah Dogo remembers not being able to pay school fees during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Micah Dogo, like all Babban...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andrew, 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 Andrew, 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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