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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, 47 years old, has lived in his own house with his aunt and his 3 nephews for the past 9 years. He is a hard-working and supportive man who has earned his living as a...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanSharifboy is a generous man. He was born in 1956. He is living in a village. He is married. He has five children. His wife helps to do business. He has an agricultural busi...Read their story >
TransportationTajikistanThe man in the photo is named Jurabek. He is 37 years old. He is married with children. His wife is a housewife. She keeps order at home and cares for the children. The chi...Read their story >
Food StallTajikistanHer name is Fayzimo. She is 33 years old. Fayzimo lives in the town of Qurgan-Tube. She is a married woman with three children. Fayzimo has 7 years of experience selling fo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanIn the photo you can see a young resident of the Fayzabad region, called Hayriniso. She is 28 years old. She is not married. Hayriniso finished high school with good gr...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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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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