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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaNurdin runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits. Nurdin lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Nurdin is married and lives w...Read their story >
General StorePakistanAdnan lives in Karachi, Pakistan with his family. He is a very hardworking and 25 years old young man. He is a retailer for his profession. He owns a small retail shop in h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoFilloreta lives in a minority community in Kosovo with her husband and their three children. She is a housewife and stay-at-home mother. She has been actively seeking emplo...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPalestineSami is 21 years old and lives in Gaza, referred to as Gaza City, a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip with a population of 515,556. Gaza is the largest city in the Palesti...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaThis is the story of José, a man who could not find work because of his age but could not stay still as he had to feed his family. He has a wife and four children. With th...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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