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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.
PigsColombiaLuis is an honest, respectful, and visionary 25-year-old young man who has given his whole life to the countryside, enjoying this profession and offering his professionalis...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSilvia, who is 36 years old, is an enterprising person. She has two children and lives in her own house. Silvia works as secretary for a private enterprise. What she ear...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaToeaso is a 43-year-old woman who is unwed with four children. She has a small canteen business. To earn extra income, she also runs a cafeteria. Toeaso needs a loan to buy...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesJovy is a married woman with three children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Jovy is 35 years old and has two children who are in school. Jovy has a fish-vendin...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaLineth is a woman with a lot of experience in various kinds of work in the fields. She is humble and simple, and she has in her hands the power and will that characterize ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sarah , 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 Sarah , 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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