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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 StoreColombiaYaqueline is 44 years old. She lives with her husband and four daughters aged 10, 13, 16, and 22 in the south part of the city. In 1990 she and her husband started a busine...Read their story >
Home AppliancesTajikistanMukadas is 19 years old. She is single and lives with her parents in a rural area of the J. Rumy district of Tajikistan. For the past three months, she has been working a...Read their story >
PoultryZimbabweArdeline is a 24-year-old businesswoman from Buhera District, Zimbabwe. She is a Camfed Learner Guide volunteer who teaches students how to improve their well-being. Ov...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaOlga is a hardworking woman who with a lot of effort is making improvements to her humble home. Her children are older, one of them already working and studying, and only h...Read their story >
Paper SalesColombiaFive loans have confirmed the commitment, punctuality and seriousness that Cielo puts into her work. Thanks to these loans, she was able to open a paper store 14 years ago ...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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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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