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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.
Home AppliancesNicaraguaEl Sauce is a small municipality with many entrepreneurial people that wish to get ahead in life. This is where 65-year-old Oscar Rene lives. Oscar Rene is married and h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaLucia started selling basic food products ten years ago. She did this out of need when facing the difficult situation of separating from her husband. She was the only per...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHELLO LENDERS! Meet Moses 23-years-of age, very young, hardworking and energetic. He hails from the Kerugoya area of Kenya, an area that is blessed with good climatic condi...Read their story >
Food MarketKenyaMwaka is a married woman aged 61 years; she has four kids, all of whom completed school. She lives at a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest mon...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaYusuf is a dedicated farmer from Kaduna State. As a Babban Gona member, Yusuf is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets and a trained...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jordan, 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 Jordan, 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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