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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.
RetailPhilippinesMaria Evelyn works hard to support her family. She is married and has a business selling purchase order cards in the Philippines. Maria Evelyn requested a PHP 15,000 loa...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaThis man is 59 years old and married. He has ten children who live in Sacatepéquez; five are independent and five go to a nearby school. His children are his motivation to ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesPeruFaustino Manuel is 37-years old. He lives with his wife and their four children. Their house is built of rustic materials typical of the area he lives in. His home is lo...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHudson is 60 years old and has six children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Kakamega North District, Kenya. Hudson has been ...Read their story >
PigsVietnamThoan is 48 years old and lives with her husband and her only son in a small house of a remote village. Thoan and her husband earn a living by doing all sorts of agricultur...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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