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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.
General StorePakistanMumtaz is 44-year-old married lady who has run a small general store in her community for many years. She offers a variety of grocery items at reasonable prices and has ret...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanDilbarkhon is a kind woman, married and has four children. Her husband Asadkhon is a migrant from Russia. Dilbarkhon is the main supporter of her family. She has been busy ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaSalamun runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits. Salamun lives in Jakarta, an urban area. Salamun is married and lives with four people in the family h...Read their story >
PigsNicaraguaJuan, who is 49 years old, is single with two minor children. He is a native of León, a place that is located in the western zone of the country. He is known for being hard...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanMizhgona was born in 1990. She is married and has two children. Her children are little yet. She tries to provide them with all necessary things. She is a sewer. She se...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Katy, 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 Katy, 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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