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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSantiago is 33 years old. He lives in his own house along with his wife and their son. He works as a clerk for a private company. He wants to improve his home by building ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Ma. Helen works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines, and earns income from fish vending. Ma. He...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaBerlis has 4 children, all still living at home. She has faced many obstacles over the years, but has always found the strength to carry on and keep her family together. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarta sells clothing, is married, and lives with her 6 and 10 year-old children. Over 3 years ago she set up her business, a trade which she learned from her family and doe...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSilvio wants to provide the best living conditions possible for his wife and children, and this includes prioritizing their home. Silvio has a small bakery in his home and ...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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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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