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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.
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Trinidad works hard to support her family. She has a buy and sell vegetable business in the Philippines, and also earns additional inc...Read their story >
AgricultureZimbabweStencia is a married woman with two children. She volunteers as a peer educator in her community and as a Camfed Learner Guide at the local secondary school in the Wedza Di...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaHasmik is a young farmer from Sisian town. She lives there with her husband and two little children (ages 9 and 5 years old). Her husband is an army officer. Hasmik has...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 56 years old and lives in her own home along with her husband, her daughter who is 32 years old, and her grandchildren who are 12 and 7 years old. She is an entrep...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasEmilio is 65 years old, married and the father of 10 children. He lives with his wife, 3 of their children, and a grandson in a small town in Yamaranguila, Intibucá. Hi...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Rachel, 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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