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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.
BakeryTajikistanZuhro is a 54-year-old, enterprising woman. Five years ago, she opened her own small cafe, where she provides only flour-based products, such as "sambusa" (Tajik pies stuff...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorYegli is a 26 year-old young woman, and is a housewife. She studied until the sixth grade, and did not continue her studies for financial reasons. Because of her family's...Read their story >
RetailTimor-LesteMartinha requests $ 600.00 to improve her business and buy biscuits, coffee, rubber bands, shampoo, sugar, candies, cigarettes, soft drinks and other items. Martinha ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria is the owner of a store selling various goods as well as cosmetics through catalog sales. She is married and has three children. Her business was established six y...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTeodora is 64 years old and married with ten children. She works very hard to provide for them. Teodora runs a variety store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 1...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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