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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.
SewingPakistanShamim is thirty-six years old. She is a responsible mother of three sons and three daughters. She is a housewife and looks after her family, which is comprised of eight pe...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesRosell is 37 years old and lives in Bongabong Catadman, Ozamiz City. She is happily married with 2 adult-aged children. Rosell requested a loan to buy materials like seawee...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaMwanatumu is a widowed woman and has five children. Two attend school and the rest are adults. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest m...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesAzerbaijanYusif is a 41-year-old IDP. He is married and has a son and two daughters. The family has lived in an IDP settlement for a long time. He earns money selling construction to...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesTemistocles is a 58-year-old married woman with nine children, one of whom is still in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Temistocles has a vegetables and s...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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