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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.
FarmingKenyaEmmanuel is a 42-year-old, proud father of nine children. He is a group leader, often described as a very experienced farmer, and is representing his group of 13 farmers in...Read their story >
FlowersAlbaniaKristi is 28 years old and recently married; he lives in southeastern Albania with his wife and his elderly father because his mother passed away this past year. He wan...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador29-year-old Jaqueline is an enterprising woman who lives with her husband and her two daughters, aged 9 and 15, in the home she has owned for the last three years. Four yea...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAileen is 34 years old and married with three children. With one child is still in school, Aileen works very hard to provide for them. Aileen runs a general store in the...Read their story >
Grocery StoreJordanGhada is 38 years old and lives in the southern part of Jordan. She is married and she has two children. She is a conservative woman and asked her husband to take her place...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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- Make a loan
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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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