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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.
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanFarzana is the age of 31; she is living with her four children and husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has been selling fruits and vegetables for many ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaThe group Duo Estrellas de San Mateo consists of Ms. Maria Candelaria who is 55 years old. For the last few years she has made a living selling everyday products. In this o...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesMaliThe five members of the Jiguiseme group are married women who, on average, are 43 years old and have three children. They mostly live in traditional families in Medine, one...Read their story >
Fish SellingUgandaJani's group is comprised of five hard-working women. Jani is 18 years old and lives in the town of Rukoki, in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. For the past two years, Jan...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of two children, Felma works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from r...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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