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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.
AgricultureUgandaEmmy is a new client to the institution who is married and blessed with three children. Emmy is passionate about cattle keeping and his desire is to see his farm expand and...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMaria, 45 years old, is a hard working and strong woman who has an immense desire to get ahead since, despite her age, has not stopped dreaming big. A housewife and farmer ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonHiyam is a 53-year-old widowed mother of three children who has been struggling and fighting for her beloved children since her dear husband passed away 15 years ago. Hi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaBlanca sells clothing and shoes and her husband is a master builder. They both fight to improve things for their children, two young university students aged 18 and 22. Bla...Read their story >
Food StallPhilippinesEvelyn is 39 years old and lives in Mohon, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children. One of er children is school age and the other one is still an inf...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rebecca, 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 Rebecca, 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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