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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.
General StoreUgandaPeter is a hardworking, married man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has been running a retail shop for the past five years where he has been able to sustain his family and e...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMwanarusi is a married woman with two children, both of whom still attend school and are under her care. They live at a rented house that neither has electricity nor runnin...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaHello, lenders! Meet Abdul, a micro-entrepreneur from north of Bogor, a semi-urban area located about two hours drive from Jakarta. Abdul is single and he lives with more t...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanRita is 31 years old, married, and has one small child. Rita has a specialized secondary education. She works as a teacher in a school. As an additional source of income fo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría works as a street vendor selling clothing for both sexes. She is a person who struggles daily to be able to have income with which to meet her household obligations. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
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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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