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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSime, age 25, is a vegetable seller. She has been married since 2006 and has one son who is in school. She lives in a village about 18 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. H...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanGulbahor is a cheerful woman. She is 45 years old and has a 17 year old son. Gulbahor has worked in the personnel department of a local hospital for more than five years. S...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanAlijon is a kind and happy man, who is 35 years old. He is married, but unfortunately does not yet have children. This is why he pours his whole soul into his work. Alij...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorXiomara, 29, is educated only to the 4th grade. Unfortunately, her grandmother wasn't able to help her continue in school. Xiomara is married and her husband is a busines...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorIsabel is 42 years old and married. Her husband lives in the United States. Although she did not go to school, she does know how to read a little bit. Isabel has four daugh...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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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Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Julie, 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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