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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.
FoodEl SalvadorJuana, 43 years old, lives with her husband and their two children in their own house. She has worked selling spices for the past 23 years. Her business is located in the m...Read their story >
Auto RepairKenyaRemjius is a married man. He has four children. He describes himself to be focused. He operates a garage where he repairs motor vehicles. He has been involved in this busin...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTessie is 49 years old and married with seven children, two of whom are in school. Tessie works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesMarites is 50 years old and married with two children. Marites works very hard to provide for them. Marites runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 3...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsGuatemalaThe Duo "El Calvario" was formed by Ligia and Jorge. Ligia owns a taxi. She originates from the San Martin area and is very punctual in making payments. She is grateful to...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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 Gio, 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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