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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 ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is a 42-year-old woman who always looks for a way to move forward. For this reason, she decided to start selling coconuts grown on her land 14 years ago. Since then, sh...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJailly is 39 years old and married with four children. With four children in school, Jailly works very hard to provide for them. Jailly runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesRomeo is 68 years old, married and lives in Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. He owns and operates an eatery with her wife as the cook. They are making good sales...Read their story >
Home Products SalesEcuadorSegundo is a 56-year-old gentleman. He lives together with his wife and their little daughter in the city of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, a city known throughout the cou...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is single, has 2 children and her mother lives with her. She works selling tortillas, but she has been selling pupusas (a thick corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, fri...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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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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