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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 PurchasesPeruEloy is the very loving 36-year-old father of a family. He lives in Ica with his family. He has always worked hard to raise his family, especially his precious daughter. Hi...Read their story >
PharmacyYemenSaleh is a 27-year-old married man and a father of three children. His oldest child is 13 years old and the youngest one is 5 years old, living with his family in Sana'a C...Read their story >
Barber ShopPakistanAbdullah lives in Karachi. He is 40 years old, married, and has five children. He is a barber by profession, as seen in the picture, and has run a barber shop in his commun...Read their story >
Home Products SalesKenyaDorcas is a 27 year old single woman blessed with two children and has been operating a retail shop for a period of four years earning her an income of KES. 20,000 at the e...Read their story >
ServicesPakistanAnila is a 45 year-old married woman doing a business of flour grinding with the support of her husband, who is also shown in the photo. They very well know the techniques...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Deborah, 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 Deborah, 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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