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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.
RetailJordanKhadija is a 31-year-old single lady. She is a hardworking lady who has always been supporting her family. She has a brother studying medicine abroad who is depending on hi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaRat is a 38-year-old married factory worker with two young dependent children. She lives in the Kampong Chhnang province in Cambodia. She has been a worker since 2011. The ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasGladys, 60, is a single mother. She lives with her four children in her home in a town in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. Her business is making and selling bread....Read their story >
Food Production/SalesLebanonMounifeh is a 53-year-old married Lebanese woman living with her husband and four children. Her occupation consists of serving her customers with delicious bread produc...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanManuchehr is a brave man. He was born in 1997. He is living in a rural area. He is single. He is a student. He studies well and hard. His mother works as a teacher in a sec...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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