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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.
AgricultureEcuadorJosé is a 60-year-old Colombian man. He says his wife left him, leaving him with a son. The youngster is now 15 years old and was not able to go to school because his fathe...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaPeris is a married woman with two children. She describes herself as ambitious. She operates a retail business where she sells cereals. She has been involved in this busine...Read their story >
TaxiPeruJhonny is a young entrepreneur. He is 19 years old and single. He lives in Chincha with his family. His work is offering transportation services in a car throughout the ent...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaVictor is in a civil partnership and has two children. He lives with his parents in Avichaca in a clay house that he owns. Victor is a farmer and he wishes to purchase a wa...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPakistanIrshad is age 41. She is living with her five children and husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has been selling vegetables for many years; he uses a four-w...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like MaritaR, 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 MaritaR, 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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