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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.
VehicleEl SalvadorJosé is 55 years old; he has sold hot dogs, cookies, hamburgers, soft drinks, juices, etc. for a living for eight years, with his wife's support. This business generates t...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLigaya owns and operates a retail business in the local community to earn a living. For more than seven years in running the business, it was observed that she has gained b...Read their story >
Furniture MakingPakistanShazia is a 41-year-old mother of three children. She is a responsible housewife and looks after her family at home. She lives in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is very ...Read their story >
Food StallGuatemalaOlga sells Mexican tacos and has been working at this for seven years. She is the mother of two girls who attend school and her dream and goal is for them to become profes...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 46-year-old Zackariah from Masuba, Makeni in the northern area of Sierra Leone. He was a contractor but business is the best choice for...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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 Piotr, 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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