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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.
General StoreSamoaVailolo is a 64-year-old married woman with four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling daily items such as chicken, noodles, snacks, coffee, toiletries, dr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanThis woman is called Bibisora. She is 49 years old and has three children. She has two sons and one daughter. Bibisora lives in the N. Khusrav region together with her fami...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaTusiime is a 33-year-old male married with 3 children living in Kasese, Uganda. He operates a retail shop with general merchandise. He has been in that business for 10 year...Read their story >
Electronics RepairEl SalvadorErick is 39 years old and he lives in his own home with his three daughters. He has an electronic repair shop located at home. He's been doing this work for ten years, and ...Read their story >
Party SuppliesLebanonNajah is a 50-year-old married woman who decided a year ago to start a new business selling party supplies, and decorating party halls with flowers. Najah has good tast...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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