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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.
FarmingKenyaWonderful Kiva lenders! Meet Richard, a 38-year-old young and energetic man who is so humble, honest and a very hardworking man on this planet earth. Richard has siblings a...Read their story >
General StoreRwandaEmmanuel is 36 years. He is married with three children aged between 1 and 8 years. Two of them go to school. He owns a shop and he has been doing a business for the pa...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaÁlvaro is 61 years old. He is married and lives with his wife at present. With his loan, he hopes to buy fertilizers and fungicides and to pay workers for their assistance ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaIvy is a 39-year-old mother with six children. She has a small business of selling vegetables (cabbage, eggplant, cucumber) in her community to earn a living. She has been ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa is 51 years old and lives in her home with her family. She dedicates herself to the preparation and selling of pupusas, and in addition she has a store. She has ded...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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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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