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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.
Higher education costsTajikistanFarhod is an energetic young man who was born in 1994. He is a third-year student at Tajik State University of Politics and Business, in the faculty of economics. He is a s...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiEvil is a farmer and lives with his wife and his three children in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their white and brown wooden house has no reliable access to e...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGloria is a married woman who works hard to support her family.
To earn a living, Gloria runs a general store business in the Philippines. Gloria has been in this bu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRamón, 29 years old, is a young man who, thanks to his efforts, has managed to do well for his wife and child. He has had his own house for the past four years, where he li...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSrey Pech is 40 years old, and a widowed mother with one son. Her old mother also stays with her. She lives in Khsach Kandal district, along the Mekong river, Cambodia. He...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Tyler, 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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