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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.
RetailTajikistanMunira was born in 1962. She is a conscientious and cheerful woman and the caring mother of 2 children. She has been running her own business purchasing scarves wholesale...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoZurafete comes from an Ashkali community, which is very poor and typically has high unemployment rates. She is the mother of nine children but still manages to work carryin...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesGuatemalaSantiago Atitlán is the largest of the lake communities on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlán in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMoguls started her retail business, specifically selling accessories, many years ago. She learned this trade thanks to a friend. She sought this work as an alternative fo...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesA onabe , age 48, engages in fishing. She catches fresh fish and sells these to members of her local community. She has been engaged in this business for almost 2 years. Jo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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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Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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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