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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.
Animal SalesPakistanPerveen is a 35-year-old married lady. She has been running a business of cattle purchase and sales with her husband for many years. They want to provide good health, food,...Read their story >
FoodKenyaDorcas is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food fo...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaAsh is a married woman with two children who attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Ash has been in a retail business for the past two ye...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorJorge is 48 years old and he lives with his wife in their own home. He has had a bakery located at the residence for nine years. He has a lot of customers, due to the quali...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamNguyên works in agriculture farming poultry and cattle. She is 48 years old and married with two children. Nguyên lives in Quang Xuong district, a rural town in Thanh H...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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- Get repaid
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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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