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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe 25 year old borrower lives in his own home with his partner and child, and has worked for 8 years in agriculture. He sows maize and sorghum and once his harvest is read...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorRoberto, 60, works as the director of a school in the community. His wife makes a living as a domestic employee. With her, he has a son who is in the United States. Roberto...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaAnush lives in Kapan, Armenia, with her husband, son, and mother-in-law. Her son is twenty-two years old and her mother-in-law is retired. Anush is a private-sector acc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorVilma is 42 years old and lives in her own house with her children. For the past 5 years she has been selling fruit like tamarinds, carao (both tropical local fruits), mang...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé is 75 years old. He has four children who no longer live with him. He is dedicated to his work, and in spite of his age, he wants to work hard to help his wife, who is...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Wendy, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Wendy, 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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