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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDodo runs a small stall which sells gas for stoves, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Dodo lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Dod...Read their story >
Land RentalEl SalvadorLevy is 37 years old. His parents had few resources, and because of this he was only able to stay in school through sixth grade. His wife works in agriculture and does hous...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTimor-LesteA $1,500.00 loan is offered to Olinda to improve her business. Olinda opened her second hand in 2009 with her own working. She will use the loan to buy stocks to keep in h...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaIyut runs a small stall where he sells groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. He lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Iyut is married and...Read their story >
Auto RepairKosovoThe borrower Feride is a married mother of six children - five girls and one boy. She is a very hardworking woman who loves to work and contribute to the family but she nev...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joan , 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 Joan , 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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