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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.
TransportationEl Salvador64 year old Napoleón is very hardworking and responsible with good principals. He is very well known in his community for his work, for his kindness, and his charisma. He c...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJamiru is a thirty-six-year-old hard-working married man with two children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in a retail business alongside renting houses for extra inco...Read their story >
CarpentryEl SalvadorMario has a carpenter shop where he makes furniture to sell and, also, fulfills orders. He has no employees but his 15-year-old son helps him. Mario lives with his wife and...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesNicaraguaMagda is a fighter who works in a company as an operator. She has been doing this for five years. She is married, and has two children who depend on her, and, with a lot of...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaVincent is a very progressive farmer who is only 25 years old. He comes from the countryside in South Rift Kenya that is carpeted in lush tea plantations grown so luxuriant...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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