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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.
PropertyGeorgiaAnzhela is 59 years old. She lives in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, with her son and pensioner mother. Anzhela works as a hair stylist at a local beauty salon and g...Read their story >
VehicleEl SalvadorGriselda is 23 years old and completed high school. She is currently single. Griselda has worked as a cashier in a supermarket for the past month. She previously worked...Read their story >
HardwarePhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Risil works hard to support her family. She has a hardware business in the Philippines and earns additional income from frozen foods...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaAlbeiro has a clothing store business together with his wife, since on the land there is not only farming but also opportunity for textile entrepreneurs. He works with his ...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaLuvuno operates a retail shop business, selling household consumables like wheat flour, rice, and cooking oil. She cites theft and competition as the major challenges in he...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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