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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 SalvadorJosé is 49 years old and he managed to study up to Grade 3. He is married and his wife is a housewife. He has 6 children, none of them study and all of them are dependent o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRene is 37-years old and lives in his own home with his wife and 12-year old son. Rene works as a day laborer taking care of some fish tanks. The income he receives gives...Read their story >
Food MarketJordanHamda was born in 1959. She is married and a mother of six. Hamda has been running her mini market since one year ago. Her husband works at a governmental entity. She start...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaMelquisedec is a humble 33 year old man. He is a hardworking man who works in the activity of ranching with his wife. He also sells root vegetables and tubers. They have no...Read their story >
RetailDominican RepublicSanta is the coordinator of the “La Confianza” (Trust) 1 Group. She is the mother of two children who live with her and her long-term partner in one of the slum neighborho...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
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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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