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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 ExpensesEl SalvadorFátima is 22 years old and lives with her partner and her 3-year-old son. She is a hardworking woman who makes a living lending her domestic services, and makes extra money...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanManzura is a beautiful mother of five children. She is 38 years old. She has two sons and two daughters. The oldest son is 18 years old; he works in the Russian Federation....Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaFenya lives in Bazum village of Lori region with her three children (one son and two daughters). Fenya's husband has moved to Russian Federation to earn money and support h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSakhom is 42 years old, a farmer and a married woman with three children. Two of her children work in a garment factory and another is a student. Her husband is a farmer, f...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesFeliciana is a member in good standing with the Cooperative. She earned this membership status by religiously paying all her obligations in a timely fashion. She is thankfu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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 John, 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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