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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 StorePhilippinesSheila Rose is 41 years old and married with two children, who are both in school. Sheila Rose works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Phil...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayThe group named Primavera is in their first cycle. There are 17 members that came together in order to grow and get ahead, help one another, and also improve their quality ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorErick, aged 41, lives in his own home with his life partner and their son. He has been running a business selling sandwiches and tacos for many years now. He has a very...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesVirgie lives in the coastal area of Carles in Iloilo, Philippines. Considering the place, most people in her community rely on fishing to earn a living. She has been fishin...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJohn is a 35-year-old hardworking married man with two children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He runs a retail shop as his main source of income although he also earns income...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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