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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.
FarmingNigeriaYunana remembers not being able to build a new house during a particularly bad harvest. This is before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, as a Babban Gona member, Yunana...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaVerónica Francisca is 38 years old. She is the single mother of two daughters, of whom only one is still under her care. She is from Chinandegana, located in the western pa...Read their story >
AgricultureSenegalTékhèye, who is in his forties, has been working in agriculture for more than twenty years. His father owned a field and would always take his children with him each time h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIraqMuhamed is 24 years old, single and lives with his parents. Muhamed opened his grocery store six years ago with a few products to generate income to cover his family's expe...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaFernando is a well-known seller of clothing. He has been exercising his profession for more than 13 years in a commercial center. His journey has won him the loyalty of his...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Liz, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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