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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 SalvadorGloria is 38 years old, and she currently lives with her three children who are 16, 14 and 1 years old. She is a very hard working woman who makes school uniforms and patch...Read their story >
PigsEcuadorSan Miguel de los Bancos, the "canton of love", has a warm and humid climate. It is full of friendly and hardworking people. Many domestic and international tourists come t...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé, 63, is a farmer. He studied until second grade since his parents didn't make it important due to education and, for this reason, he stopped studying. Now he is marrie...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaFaavae Mona is a 46-year-old married mother of three children. She has a small vegetable market business. To earn extra income, she also makes and sells chips in her commun...Read their story >
HardwareUgandaJolly is 33 years old and lives in the town of Zana in the Kampala west region of Uganda.He is married and has two children; one of them is currently in school. For the pas...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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