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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.
TransportationGeorgiaGusein is 52 years old and is a married man from the village of Mamkhuti. He lives with his wife and mother, who gets monthly assistance from the local government. His wife...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMontesa works hard to support her family. Montesa is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. Montesa requested a PHP 10,000 loan through NWTF to buy...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruMariano is 56 and lives with his wife and children in Caserío de Playa Azul, a rural area in the district of Pucará, a community known for its hot climate, located in Jaén ...Read their story >
SewingPakistanRazia is 50; her husband has grown old and stays at home. She is the mother of five children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Razia sews the bags along with her...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMarieta is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are fo...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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