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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 ExpensesMozambiqueMrs. Lucia is 69 years old and the mother of 4 children who go to primary and secondary school. She also supports her mother and her sister. She has been selling clothing ...Read their story >
Food StallEl SalvadorJosé has finished his studies and needs money to pay the costs of graduation, do some maintenance on his personal computer, and purchase metal sheeting to repair his home. ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorMartin lives in a very close household which is comprised of his wife and three children, ages 8, 5, and 2. His is responsible to provide his family with what is necessary ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruMaria is 51 years old. She lives with a partner and has no children in her care. She has her own house which is located in the district of Oyotun, Chiclayo province, Lamb...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaSr. Andrés lives with his two small children and common-law wife, Sra. Benita. He is a farmer devoted to the production of pineapples, bananas and other crops on his own pa...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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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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