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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.
General StoreZimbabweKwazumdali is a 19-year-old businesswoman who runs a small shop selling washing soap, cooking oil, flour, sugar, milk, and snacks. She lives in the Lupane District of Zimba...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorAlcides is 43 years old. He went to school through sixth grade, due to the fact that only he was living with his parents and he had to work to be able to support the househ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasIris is a very hard-working and responsible person, who lives in a community in southern Honduras with her family. Her business for the past 8 years has been the sale of u...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaMaclean is 32 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past four years, Maclean has been working ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruLeticia, age 21, is an enterprising young woman. She is single and lives with her family in Chincha. She's a young woman with a strong drive to get ahead. She studied ac...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bryan, 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 Bryan, 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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