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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.
Soft DrinksColombiaDeyanira, 25, lives in a neighborhood of the town of Soledad where she runs a business selling soda, beer and refreshments. She is a young woman who, thanks to her charism...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaRichard is 44 years old and he supports ten family members. He has been in a motorcycle transport services for the last ten years and the business earns him a monthly in...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaRichard is a 40-year-old proud father of five children. He is a group leader, often described as a very hardworking individual, and is representing his group of nine farmer...Read their story >
ArtsUnited StatesThe Elite Dance Center was Toni’s lifelong goal. Since she was five years old, she wanted nothing more than to not only be a dancer but to own a dance school. Growing up, d...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaDaniel is 64 years old, married and supports a family of 6 members. He has been supplying of charcoal for the last 20 years and earns KES15,000 per month. Daniel has ap...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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