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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.
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaTeresita is a woman who cares about others. She is a primary school teacher and has worked at a school in the area where she lives for six years. She is married with three ...Read their story >
BakeryPhilippinesGlen is a single entrepreneur who has run a bakery for four years to make a living. He earns enough from his business that he is able to help his parents' needs. Improvin...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaAn old farmer who lives in Battambang province, Mon is 54 years old and a mother of eight children. She makes a living via rice farming and she also works as a paid worker ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaKhean, age 39, is a resident from Prey Veng province. She is a married mother of three children. For her family, rice cropping and selling kramas, a cotton scarf, is how sh...Read their story >
FoodPeruNataly Judith is 25 years old and lives in her own house along with her husband and children, who are 4 and 5. She lives in a community dedicated to commerce, farming, a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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 Adam, 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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