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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.
Shoe SalesTajikistanSaodat is an entrepreneur who took the initiative to start a business selling shoes for women to support her family and help them get ahead. She thinks that her business...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaBuyandelger is a ceremony officer at a monastery. Using his previous loan, he renovated his house and significantly reduced coal usage. Now he is requesting a loan of 3...Read their story >
Cheese MakingBoliviaRuben is a 25-year-old man. He lives with his partner, has a 1-year-old son, and his business is making artisan cheese. He is an entrepreneur, persistent, a good father...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesHelen is a businesswoman from Ozamiz City. She is 52 years old, is a widow and has expertise in selling. She runs a little sari-sari (general) store and earns a meager inco...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorUrania, 48 years old, lives in her own house with her life companion and their two children, who are 6 and 11 years old. She is a woman who earns a living every day in a ne...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Pamela, 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 Pamela, 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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