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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.
PoultryVietnamThúy works in agriculture raising poultry and farming rice. Thúy has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. One of the most critical business difficulties t...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorJeannete sells clothes, cosmetics, sandals and jewelry. She lives in her own house with her two children. They help her with the business. Her job allows her to take care o...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaJulián, age 25, keeps up his studies with his sale of personal use and consumption products. He is very responsible and committed. He puts forth so much effort in his bus...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaWilson is 59 years old and has nine children. He is a group leader and is representing his group formed by 12 farmers in Kakamega South District, Kenya. Wilson has been...Read their story >
RetailColombiaArles is a charismatic, responsible, and home-loving woman who would like to start her independent life. At 25, she has worked as a saleswoman and promoter, but her jobs ar...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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