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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorLuis is 34 years old and lives in his own house with his life partner. He has made a living for 15 years in the rearing grazing cattle, selling his products in the surround...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaDeb is aged 56 and married with no kids. She lives in a rural village of the Ksach Kandal district of Kampong Speu province. To make a living, she has been selling grocery ...Read their story >
Metal ShopNicaraguaThe clock says 5 in the morning when Karla gets up and prepares for another work day. She is the owner of a welding shop which is the main support for the home. She started...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaJohn is a married man with four children. He describes himself as honest. For the past seven years, John has operated a butcher shop. His business is located in a viable lo...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonAhmad is a 57-year-old married father of 11 children who has worked as a driver in a company for 41 years to cover the needs and expenses of his family. Ahmad is a hard wo...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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- 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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