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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 StoreEl SalvadorPedro is seeing higher demand for the products that he sells in his store. Since loans are useful tools to improve his business, he is again requesting a loan to buy sugar,...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanFatima is a 36-year-old widow who lives in Zarqa. Fatima holds a secondary school certificate. Fatima started to do retail business at home after her husband passed away. R...Read their story >
PoultryKenyaReuben is a responsible, respectful, hardworking, honest and honorable man who lives his life to support his 5-year-old daughter unconditionally. That little girl is everyt...Read their story >
PhotographyColombiaSamy, 31 years old, opened her photography business approximately a year ago with the desire to look for a job that generates the income to be able to survive. At the mo...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaJeremiah is a man with two children. He describes himself as committed. He operates a tailoring shop where he makes clothes. He has been involved in this business for seven...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bobby, 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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- Get repaid
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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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