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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.
Home Products SalesNicaraguaMarina Briggeth: She is a cordial woman who is 31 years old. She is married and has two children, the oldest is 15 years old and is in the second year of high school; and t...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaMelba is 33 years old. She lives in the city of El Rama. She completed secondary school and works in commerce. She is the single mother of a little 3-year-old girl, for who...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAna started her small business and became a boss with her sari-sari (general) store. She has managed to have enough inventories and rolls up her capital to gain more profit...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesManuelita is 27 years old and married with two children. One child attends school, Manuelita works very hard to provide for them. Manuelita runs a general store in the P...Read their story >
TransportationKenyaGeorge is a Kiva borrower. He has two children. He describes himself as industrious. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his vehicle. H...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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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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