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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.
General StorePhilippinesMaria Luz is 50 years old, married and the mother of six children. She works hard to provide for her family by running a general store in the Philippines and has requested ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFlor, age 38, is a single mother. She lives in her own house with her three children, a 10 year old girl and two boys, ages 15 and 20. She is a woman who, thanks to her e...Read their story >
ServicesPhilippinesConsolita, age 60, operates an electric generator, that provides electric power supply to individual homes in her community. She has been engaged in this business for mo...Read their story >
ClothingColombiaMaria is an active, enterprising woman of 49 years of age. She is an independent saleswoman who began by selling merchandise to her friends and acquaintances two years ago ...Read their story >
CattleUgandaRajab is a 38-year-old hardworking man with five children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer growing food crops like rice to sell. He faces the challenges of li...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Michael, 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 Michael, 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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