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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.
Food StallColombiaWhaider is a young resident of the city of Cartagena and at only 24 years old, is the owner of a fast food stand. The idea for his business came from the encouragement of h...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesJessie is 48 years old, married and has 1 child to provide for. To earn a living and be able to help her husband, a driver, in providing for her family she engaged in banan...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesBoliviaRebeca continues selling perfumes, fragrances, cosmetics, and beauty products. She paid her previous loan back in time and did not have any difficulties. On this occasion...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJailly is 39 years old and married with four children. With four children in school, Jailly works very hard to provide for them. Jailly runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesSierra LeoneAdama is forty-two years old and married with four children. Three of her children are of school-going age. Adama belongs to a solidarity group of 5 women, who have come to...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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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
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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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