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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.
RetailColombiaFaber is a young man with all the energy and willingness to confront and overcome the world. He has a 4 year old son and all the love in the world for him. He wants to ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIsabel, 44 years old, lives with her husband. She has a store and in addition she is also a seamstress. She has had her store for eight years and sells every day to her nei...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaEnkhtaivan, 47, lives with his wife and younger son in Darkhan, the second largest city in Mongolia. He has been coordinating coal usage at a power plant for many years. Hi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesYemenThis group is called Al-Ons. They finished the repayment of the installments of the first loan from Kiva lenders and have applied for a second loan of 250,000 YER. Huda is ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTeresa is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a general store business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF to purchase more stock to sell in her...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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 Bob Harris, 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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