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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 StoreColombiaThe nice, smiling woman in the photo is Estela. She is a 52-year-old happily married woman and she works independently running a general store. Her desire to improve an...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaThe Duo, la Joya de Buena Vista (Gem of Buena Vista): Rebeca is the manager of this group, she has an everyday consumer goods store, and as a secondary activity she has mad...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayPabla continues struggling to be able to complete her studies and become a good professional who can help others who need her services. She says that her previous loan was ...Read their story >
ClothingLebanonNoujoud is a 40-year-old, divorced woman, who started two years ago, tailoring and selling clothes to cover her needs and expenses because she didn't have any source of inc...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesBonifacia is 63 years old, married, and lives in Puntod, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is investing in her sari-sari store business which supports her family's needs. S...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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