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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.
FarmingPhilippinesTeodorico is 64 years old. He is very responsible with his household obligations and has always been known to provide the best for his family. He currently lives with his w...Read their story >
General StorePakistanAabida is a 54-year-old married lady and has been running a small general store in her community for many years. She offers a variety of grocery items at a reasonable price...Read their story >
Shoe SalesKenyaSamuel is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself to be determined. He operates a retail business where he sells shoes. He has been involved in this business ...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanSuryia is a married woman and a mother of two children. The only source of earning in her family is from the rickshaw that her husband (shown in the picture) drives. This r...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaFlorence is 43 years old and is married with five children. She sells fish and has been in this business for 14 years. She will be using this loan to buy more stock of ...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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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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