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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorMaría, 42 years old, went to school up to the second grade. She has 4 children but only 2 live with her. She is partnered and her partner is a day laborer. Her children wor...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteFlorinda is 30 years, and she is married. She has a kiosk to generate income for her family. She has been thinking about how to run a big business, but she does not have en...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPhilippinesBeatriz is a widowed woman with two children, one of whom is currently in school.. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Beatriz is 47 years old. Beatriz has a beauty ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorNorma, who is 40 years old, studied until 7th grade. She married, but then separated 6 years ago. She has two sons from that marriage who are in school. Norma has worked ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesUgandaVicent is 27 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has 2 children who are all currently in school. For the past 5 ye...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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