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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.
CattleTajikistanMuhabbat is the name of the woman in the photograph. The meaning of her name in Tajik is love, and she really lives up to her name since she always radiates love and kindne...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMarta is 49-years old. She lives in her own home with her husband. Marta has a small store which she has operated out of her home for the last ten years. She has a large...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaMargarita lives in the village of Byuravan in the Ararat region. She lives with her retired mother-in-law, daughter and son. Margarita's elder son and husband are migrant w...Read their story >
Higher education costsKenyaMichael is a student at Strathmore. This is his story: "My name is Michael, a last-born in the family of seven siblings. I am a second year student in Strathmore Univers...Read their story >
FoodKenyaMallieta is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. She has operated a retail sh...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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