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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.
FarmingSamoaLaumua is a 67-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation to grow taro and bananas to sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing thi...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesEsterlita is married and settled for a living in Clarin with her family. She owns and operates a motorcycle transport business to earn a living. The business is doing we...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaRhodah, who used her previous loan to buy more secondhand clothes to sell, is a forty-one-year-old married woman living in Kamwenge, Uganda. She sells secondhand clothes as...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married mother of three children, Erma works hard to support her family. She has a fish-vending business in the Philippines, and she also earns additional income fr...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanSugrah is a 46 year-old married mother of four children. To support her family she began selling milk. Sugrah is known in her town for providing good quality milk. I...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joel, 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 Joel, 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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