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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.
FarmingKenyaJeriah, 37-years-old, is married and supports two children. She is a small scale farmer earning an income of KES 13,000 per month.
She has applied for her first...Read their story >
RetailKenyaAmina is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water.
She has operate...Read their story >
Butcher ShopBoliviaMabel is a 22-year-old young woman, single, with no children, and her business is selling meat products such as chicken and cold cuts.
Ella is intelligent, inde...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaHoracio is 31 years old and lives in the municipality of Mariquita, in Antioquia. He lives with his partner and has had a fruit growing business since 2011. His father used...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorGricelda is a young and enterprising woman with a strong will to get ahead. She studied up to the fifth grade. She is in a relationship and has a daughter. Since she was...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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