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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 Housing ExpensesLebanonIbtisam is a 52-year-old Palestinian refugee and a married mother of three children who lives and works in a Palestinian refugee camp. Due to the low financial and socia...Read their story >
Used ClothingGuatemalaQuetzaltenango is known for its extensive industrial area. It is the second largest city in Guatemala. The official language is Spanish but they also speak the Maya languag...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaMoses is a 29-year-old man married to Elizabeth, who adds additional income to support their family's welfare. They are blessed with one child. Moses has been operating a s...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaFlorence is 40 years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
RetailRwandaJean Eugene is 52 years old, married. and the father of six children who range in age from 14 to 18. Four of them attend school. For the last 20 years, he has earned a livi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Harry, 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 Harry, 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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