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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 StoreColombiaGladys is a woman with admirable mental strength and momentum. At age 33, she has a grocery store that she started and set up on her own. She is the mother of an 11 yea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 65 years old and completed second grade in school. She is married and has children, the two oldest have their own families. Her husband died several years ago. Mar...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonSouleiman is a 38 year-old married father of six children, who has been working in a dairy products factory since 1998. He is a hard working man who puts so much effort ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJose, 40, lives in his own residence with his 19-year-old daughter. He is a hard-working and very enterprising man who earns a living thanks to his pool table games busine...Read their story >
FoodUgandaGodfrey is a 31-year-old man with a wife and four children all living with him. Godfrey is basically a businessman and solely trading agricultural products such as maize an...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Tyler, 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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