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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.
Clothing SalesZimbabweLearnmore is twenty-three years old. She lives in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe. She is single and currently working as a Camfed Learner Guide who teaches life skills to loca...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaLeila, who is a 22 year old, young, woman, lives in the Sagarejo district with her little infant. Her husband lives abroad and transfers money periodically to Leila. This i...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuzminda is 61 years old and widowed. She has five children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines.
Luzminda requ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Erdenetsogt, 24, lives with his wife, son, and mother in a traditional Mongolian ger (portable felt dwelling). They live on a plot of land in Ulaanbaatar, the capital o...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTanzaniaAnna, who is in her late 30s, is single and has two children, who are still at school. She has been running a grocery store for ten years. She works from 8 am to 11 pm dail...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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 Jonathan, 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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