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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.
RetailEl SalvadorMisael is 33 and lives with his mother. He works selling spices and pickled onions. He goes out to sell as a travelling salesman, and this is how he earns a living to cover...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanThirty- seven-year-old Nazia is a married woman and a mother of two children. The only source of earning in her family is from the rickshaw that her husband (shown in the p...Read their story >
Grocery StoreYemenAhmmed is a 41 year old, educated man with a Secondary education. He is a married man with four children, living with his family in a humble area of Haja city, Yemen. A...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanNasreen, age 30, is a mother of three children. Her husband owns a tailoring shop in the market, who ch is the only source of income for the family. He needs to purchas...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaThanks to Rubén's courage and perseverance, his family has the extra income they need to get by. Rubén operates a food stall in the town of Montería. He learned the b...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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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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