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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.
Food StallColombiaAna has more than 20 years of experience in her fast food stall, which she began by herself when she was looking for a way to obtain income to support her two children. Now...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorEdwin is single. He lives with his mother, who is now at an advanced age. He is responsible for covering the household expenses. His line of work is running a store wher...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaEinar is an enterprising man and agricultural worker. He has always had his mind set on a prosperous future and his dreams fulfilled. He works in different farms doing day ...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorMarcos is 53 years old. He was able to finish his schooling up to the 5th grade. He has been married for 20 years and his wife sells fish. They live with their son who is i...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasErick is 19 years old. He is single and lives with his mother and brother in the municipality of El Negrito, Yoro. He worked for several years in a private company. Three ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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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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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