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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.
PropertyPhilippinesJosefa has faithfully paid back her previous loan, which she used for her business. She has been operating her own house-rental business for years and she earns well from t...Read their story >
General StoreNicaraguaApolonia del Socorro, an older single mother with a daughter who is already independent, is originally from the Chinandega area, where commerce and tourism predominate and ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistan42-year-old Zamira lives in the city of Dushanbe. She has a higher education and worked in her field as an accountant for five years. For the past two years she has been ru...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEster is 74 years old and lives in her own house with her husband. She is an enterprising woman, who, for 40 years, has earned her living raising and selling chickens. She ...Read their story >
TaxiBoliviaEdison is a 24-year-old man, single, without children, and his business is repairing vehicles. He is enterprising, responsible, independent and very hard-working. His a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tim, 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 Tim, 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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