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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.
PoultryColombiaWith the dream of having a farm, Simón gets up every day to watch and feed his birds, since in them he puts his faith in progressing. He took advantage of the land that he ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaKalala is 56 years old and married with seven children. She has a small garden where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMary is a married woman with 5 children. She describes herself as kind and honest. She operates a retail business to sell bananas. She has been involved in this busines...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaJulius is a male Kiva borrower. He describes himself to be focused. He operates a retail business where he sells sugar, bread, flour and other household items. He has been ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesSamuel learned about the Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative and never doubted to sign up fo his membership. He has tried his luck on doing a business focusing on farming act...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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