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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.
AgricultureAlbaniaBukurie is 50 and the mother of a 26-year-old. She is applying for this loan to build a fence around her yard, where she plants seasonal veggies, has grapevines, fig and pl...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaEdme is a dedicated babysitter at a pre school at El Alto. She is also an enthusiastic clothes saleswoman specializing in children's clothes. She is helped by her 25-year-o...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanNurillo is a repeat client of IMON. He is an honest person and makes his payments on time. Nurillo has more than 15 years experience in the animal husbandry business. He bu...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaA store is a great blessing in the rural areas, which are places used to cultivating their own food but they also become tired of eating the same thing and need other foods...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJavier is 29 years old and studied through high school. Later he stopped studying because he could not pay university costs. He has a life partner and one child. His partne...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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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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