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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.
FoodGeorgiaIrma is a 42-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband, two children and a pensioner mother-in-law. She graduated from a pedagogical college and works as an Englis...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweEsther is a twenty-two-year-old businesswoman and a mother of one who lives in the Binga District of Zimbabwe. She has been in the business of selling clothes for women at ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaGladys is a 24 year-old single woman. She has a child, and a business selling clothing made of wool and Dralon. She is enterprising, independent, consistent, responsible,...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi 8 group are married women with an average age of 30 and, on average, 3 children, who all live in traditional families in Moribila-Konosso, one...Read their story >
Used ShoesLebanonKhadija is a 40-year-old married mother of eight, who has been working selling used shoes to help her husband in covering their big family's living expenses since 2000. She...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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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You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Zahid, 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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