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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.
General StorePhilippinesMarina works hard to support her family. She is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. has been in this business for two years now. She requested a...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAlma has signed up for a membership with PMPC and has availed herself of the working capital she needed for her snack vending business. She is thankful for the capital PMPC...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesKyrgyzstanSofia is 44 and married with two sons. She has a specialist-high school education and since 2008 has been making pelmeni (meat dumplings) and bread in a workshop attached t...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMarta, 52, has had a small store in her house for several years. She has a lot of customers because she offers good prices and a variety of products. Marta lives in her o...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorAngelina invested the previous loan in buying pigs and poultry. She recouped her investment with good profits, with which she can pay back her debt. She gives her childre...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Allison, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Allison, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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