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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.
FarmingArmeniaAnna is from Harij village in the Shirak region. She lives with her parents, and two brothers. Anna and her mother work in the local bakery. Anna, with the help of her fami...Read their story >
TaxiSenegalEl Hadji Hamady is a man who lives a few kilometers from the branch office. He is married and the father of a family. He works in transportation and has over ten years of e...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanNasim has been helping his parents with the household since his childhood. He lives with his family in a remote district. Nasim started his own business 3 years ago because...Read their story >
FarmingMexicoNicolas and his family were very enthusiastic when they heard about the opportunity to purchase a 12 cubic meter biodigester. They raise animals and grow crops on their sma...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLiving in a rural area in Kampong Cham province, Sam Ath is a mother of four dependent children; two are too young for schooling and one is in school. To support her living...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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