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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.
FarmingRwandaJean Pierre is a 47-year-old married man, with five children between the ages of 9 and 22, all of whom go to school. He is a farmer, and has been growing rice for the past ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 55 years old. She is an enterprising woman who lives in her own home with her life's appointment and her 20 year old son. She is always seeking a way to support he...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaGood day, lenders! Now it’s time for you to meet one of Ruma’s agents, Susetya. Susetya lives in Kudus, east of Semarang, capital of Central Java, about nine hours drive fr...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaMbozde is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has operated a bu...Read their story >
CattlePhilippinesAmelita is 53 years old and has seven children. She is married and has two children who are still in school. Amelita is in the agricultural business, raising cattle in t...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Judy Webster, 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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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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