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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.
Construction SuppliesYemenEmad is a 26-year-old who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He has a bus that earns daily income. He works hard to offer a good life for his family. Most of the money he makes is spe...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruEduardo, 38, lives with his wife in La Matanza district, a tranquil community that is characterized by its carob tree forests. Its population works in agriculture, trade an...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneMeet 30-year-old Salamatu from Waterloo2 eastern area in Freetown. She is married with four children. She began her business because she wanted to improve her standard of ...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanNurmukhamad is a 56 year-old farmer, working on 0.29 hectares of land. He primarily grows vegetables, such as potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes and cucumber. Nurmukhama...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorManuel has decided to take another loan which he will invest in the purchase of fertilizer, pest-control substance, insecticide and seeds to have the necessary material tha...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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