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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEster is 51 years old and lives with her partner and her 21-year-old daughter. She is known as a hard-working woman who lends her domestic services daily in order to help h...Read their story >
Higher education costsHondurasYoung Norman Ulises Alas is 26 years old and lives in his parents' house in Progreso, Yoro. He is in the civil engineering profession and wants to continue improving him...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaVilma is 47 years old and is the single mom of two dependent children. She is from Leon and is characterized as being a responsible, hard worker with a desire for personal...Read their story >
Grocery StoreBoliviaValentina is a 39-year-old woman, married, and the mother of two children. Her business is a neighborhood store. She is a strong, humble, fighting, persevering, conserva...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamChiện works in agriculture raising poultry. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby poultry to raise and sell in the future. Chiện is 59 years old and is married ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Megan, 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 Megan, 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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