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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.
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría works making and selling pupusas, tortillas, and clothing. She is married, lives with her husband, children and grandchildren, and all of them work together to keep t...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesAzerbaijanQoshqar is 24 years old and married with a son. They are refugees and live in an IDP (Internally Displaced Person) settlement. His wife is a housekeeper. Qoshqar has been...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanRamil is 33 years old and married with a daughter and a son. His wife is a housekeeper and they are refugees living in an IDP settlement. Ramil has been raising and sel...Read their story >
Food MarketHondurasNely Suyapa is 40 years old and lives with her husband and children in her own house in the town of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. She has made a living for 10 years se...Read their story >
PropertyKenyaBeatrice is 29 years. She is married to Daniel and together they have been blessed with two children who are two and four years old .Daniel operates a transport business to...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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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