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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.
ClothingColombia24-year old Yenifer wishes to start her own business selling clothing. She made this decision as she needs to have a sustainable source of income; she has a one-year old ch...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaVaiteelagi is 32 years old and unwed with one child. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSamson remembers not being able to feed his family during a particularly bad harvest. This is before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, as a Babban Gona member, Samson l...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaDavid is 31 years old, strong, full of energy and hardworking, and hails from the Kitale area of Kenya, a place that is blessed with good weather patterns and is one of the...Read their story >
General StoreMexicoJose Guadalupe finished paying his first loan and asked for a second one. He will use the money to invest in his store and also to make some home improvements. Jose has sho...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Susan, 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 Susan, 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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