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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAlfredo is 32 years old and is married with three children, all of whom are in elementary school. He works driving a tractor at a company that produces bananas. With thi...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorPedro is 64 years old and lives with his wife in their own home. He has a small store that is located in his house. In addition, Pedro manages a metal shop and has many c...Read their story >
Decorations SalesVietnamHuu is a 44-year-old single man who lives in Ho Chi Minh City. He has run a community based flower business for 10 years. Huu is the group leader of a 7 member loan group. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweOttilia is a 26-year-old businesswoman who is married with one child and lives in Kwekwe District of Zimbabwe with her family. She has been successfully operating a flea ma...Read their story >
Internet CafeJordanAlaa is a 41-year-old married man living with his family, which consists of seven members, in Zarqa, Jordan. Alaa started facing financial issues after living costs in Jo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Roland, 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 Roland, 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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