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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanUulbolsun is 31 years old, married, and the mother of three. She has received secondary education. She is a calm, self-composed and hard-working person. Uulbolsun is engag...Read their story >
RetailMozambiqueCélio is a 33 year old married father to 3 children, 2 of whom attend primary school and another is at secondary school, and they all live together in their own home. He pl...Read their story >
Used ClothingTanzaniaCharles, 40, is a married man and a father of five children who are at school. He is supporting his family by running a business selling second-hand clothes (commonly k...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaCicilia is 40 years old, married, and has two children. She knocked on many doors looking for a job, just to hear “no.” She is a strong woman and confident in her decisions...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaTului is a 55-year-old woman who is married, with five children. To earn an income, she has a small taxi business. She has two years' experience with this business. Tul...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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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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