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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.
RetailPhilippinesGilbert, a merchant, has owned a small grocery store for more than 20 years now. He lives in Estancia, Iloilo with his family. His business consists of selling basic it...Read their story >
Decorations SalesColombiaLuz Dary is a single woman, 48 years old. She has always shown a great interest in working independently. She sells merchandise such as blankets and clothing for men and wo...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayDiego is from the city of Caaguazú. He's studying business administration and would like to complete his degree and start his own business where he can apply all the knowl...Read their story >
ConstructionGuatemalaLucas is married and 39 years old. He lives with his wife and his mother in an area of Sololá. Lucas does not have any children. He is a person that strives hard to work...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaIrine is a Kiva borrower. She has a child who is 4 years old. She describes herself as reliable. She operates a beauty salon where she offers beauty services. She has been ...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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