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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.
Food StallBoliviaMaria is a 31 year old woman who lives with her partner and has 2 children, aged 1 and 8. Her business is selling food. In the photo, she is the person sitting in the chair...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaMarta is originally from Chuquisaca. She migrated to the tropics to look for a better future. She owns her own house, which she bought through a lot of sacrifice. She works...Read their story >
Food StallIndonesiaSumber Rejeki is a group consisting of 5 women and is led by Nining (who is standing in the middle of group), a 35-year-old woman who is married to Soleman, a 43-year-old c...Read their story >
Animal SalesMaliMahamadou is the gentleman holding the sheep by a rope on the photo. He is a 49-year-old Malian farmer, married with seven children, whose ages range from three months to 1...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLhealyn is 24 years old and married with three children. With two children in school, Lhealyn works very hard to provide for them.
Lhealyn runs a general store i...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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