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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.
FarmingKenyaJames is 76 years old and has nine children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 11 farmers in Matete District, Kenya. James has been farming w...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFaanee is a 34-year-old mother with six children and has a small business selling vegetables (cabbage, eggplant, cucumber) in her community to earn a living. She has been d...Read their story >
AgricultureCosta RicaAdemar is 40 years old, in a common-law marriage, and lives with his wife, who is his greatest priority. With his loan, he plans to purchase appropriate fertilizers for the...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaCesar is a determined man, 38 years old, originally from the municipality of Waspam-Rio Coco, married with 4 school-aged children. He is a sociologist, and works as a teach...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosé lives with his life partner in the house that he owns. His children now have their own home. His source of income for household expenses is growing corn. He has worked...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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- 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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