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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.
Higher education costsPeruEudomar is a young man who wants to get ahead. He is single and lives with his mother in Huaytara. His mother is the engine that keeps him running, and the reason why he fi...Read their story >
LivestockKenyaTankua sells goats and sheep in Oloitoktok town and has been running this business for seven years now. He is 48 years old, married and together with his spouse, has been b...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesUkraineErnest is from Beregovo. He is 35 years old. He has been involved in this business for ten years — he trades construction materials: cement, pipes, wires, and building inst...Read their story >
PropertyVietnamDao is requesting a new loan to upgrade the floor of her house, which is in need of repair. Dao's previous loan enabled her to expand her business and earn a higher income ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEdna is a 44-year-old woman from the community of Dulag, Leyte. For 22 years now, she has been fishing and selling fish for a living. Her business helps in raising her four...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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