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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 StoreEl Salvador42-year-old Ana studied up until the third grade. She is a single mother and has two children, who are in their fourth and fifth years of university. Ana’s children are dep...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruAngelica Teresa, age 44, is a single mother. She lives with her son in the district of Oyotún, located in the province of Chiclayo, in the region of Lambayeque, on the nor...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad lives in Irbid. A single guy, 22 years old, he is studying finance because he likes to work in this field and he hopes to complete advanced studies. He is one of s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaVida, meaning life, is a group of women who received a loan through Kiva in December last year, and they are thankful for that opportunity. Now with lots of success, this g...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesRoselyn is 56 years old and a married woman with three children, one of whom is in school. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Roselyn has a charcoal retailing busi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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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