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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.
General StorePhilippinesMary Ann is 36 years old and married with three children. Two children attend school and Mary Ann works very hard to provide for them. Mary Ann has run a general store f...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLida is a hard-working woman, 43 years old, living in the village of Haykadzor, Shirak region. Lida used to work as a cook, but currently the main activity she is involved ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMeilin is 29 years old and lives in her own home with her family and her two children, ages 11 and 7, and her 25 year old brother. She is a young woman who strives every d...Read their story >
Food MarketUgandaStephen is a thirty-two-year-old man, who is married and has seven children. He lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. His business is cocoa buying and selling, but he also has cocoa...Read their story >
ClothingColombiaSamara is a beautiful 21 year old young woman who is inspired by her son. She sells merchandise such as clothing, cosmetics, and person use products such as hand cream, lot...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sia, 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 Sia, 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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