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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 StorePhilippinesAurora is 56 years old and married with four children. With two children currently in school, Aurora works very hard to provide for them. Aurora runs a general store in ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 59 years old and lives in a home of her own with her life’s partner and her son. She has been selling tortillas for 30 years and has many customers, especially he...Read their story >
Grocery StoreYemenBadea is a 30-year-old married man, and a father of only one child, living with his family in a rented house Sana'a city, Yemen. He is from a poor family which lives in ver...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanMukkaram is a 55-year-old refugee. He is married and has a son and two daughters. His wife is a housekeeper and they live in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) settlemen...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJocelyn is a 46-year-old, married woman from Carles, Iloilo. She has four children. Jocelyn helps her husband in their fishing business. Fishing is their main source of in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jill, 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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