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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.
Motorcycle TransportKenyaGabriel is 35 years old, married and together with his spouse they have been blessed with 3 children. He is in the motorcycle transport business which he has done for the p...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaFidela is 63 years old and is a charismatic and friendly woman . She has her own business - a grocery store that she started out of necessity to generate income for her fam...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSophal (in photo) is 54 years old and a widower. He lives in Chba Ampov district along the Mekong River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sophal has two sons and three daughters. T...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanDilfuza is a hardworking woman, aged 35. She is married and has three children. She works in a medical clinic as a cleander. Her husband is engaged in raising livestock and...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaThe woman in the photo is Tamara, a 52-year-old farmer from Arevashogh village. She lives there with her husband and 19-year-old daughter. Tamara and her husband have bee...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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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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