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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaSamuel is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself as determined. He operates a retail business where he sells bananas. He has been involved in this business f...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaVeronicah is a single mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly exp...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAntonieta is a very hardworking woman. Aside from taking care of eight children, she also operates a small retail business in her place in Leyte, Philippines. For more than...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruVictor is a family man who works hard for this 3 children because he wants them to have a better future. For more than 30 years he has been farming in the city where he was...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmmalyn is 24 years old and married with three children. Emmalyn works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 22...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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