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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 SalvadorRina, 26, lives with her husband and 5-year old son. She earns a living buying and selling scrap metal. She and her husband work hard to maintain their little family. Ri...Read their story >
Timber SalesIndiaKabita hails from Dhupguri. She is a woman of 53 years. She is a widow with three children (one son and two daughters). Her husband was engaged with a timber-selling busine...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesCambodiaChenda is 27 years old and has one child. She is fromin Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She earns an income to improve her family conditions from rice croppin...Read their story >
ServicesPhilippinesEvangeline is married and has five children. She is 52 years old and lives in Maloro, Tangub City. She earns a living offering manicure/pedicure services. She now has bee...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesIsaac is a fisherman from Concepcion, Iloilo. He is a widower and a father of three grown up children. Isaac has been in the fishing business for more than 30 years now. Th...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Justin, 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 Justin, 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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