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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaSarah is married and she has kids, all of whom still attend school. She lives in a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoFidaije makes and sells handicraft items to earn her living. She operates a small store at her home in Kosovo, in the southern part of Kosovo where she lives with her husba...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCesar is a construction worker. He is asking for a loan to build a perimeter wall on the south side of his house, as he lives in a neighborhood in Managua that is highly da...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaMulyadi runs a small stall selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credits. Mulyadi lives in Jakarta, an urban area. Mulyadi is married and lives with three people in the ...Read their story >
Fish SellingColombiaAna is married and has three grown children. She and her husband having been working in their business for 30 years. They distribute fruit and vegetables and they have a go...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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