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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.
Grocery StoreHondurasMarta is 74 years old. She is married and has two children. She lives in the municipality of Macuelizo, Santa Barbara. Marta has had her business selling food products for ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGloria is 62 years old and married with six children. Gloria works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 20,000...Read their story >
General StoreAzerbaijanSerafet is a 59-year-old married woman. She has six beautiful kids and works as a merchant selling household goods for the home. She is a very hardworking woman, working al...Read their story >
TaxiGeorgiaLevan is a 30-year-old taxi driver from the town of Rustavi, near the capital of Georgia. He lives with his wife, toddler, mother and brother in their own flat. Levan is th...Read their story >
ConstructionMexicoManuel works selling insoles for shoes. He has been doing this for 60 years and is well known around town. He has been living in a single room house for the last eight ye...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Angel Maria, 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 Angel Maria, 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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