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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.
Fish SellingPhilippinesLilia works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF to buy more fish ...Read their story >
PoultryColombiaWith the dream of having a farm, Simón gets up every day to watch and feed his birds, since in them he puts his faith in progressing. He took advantage of the land that he ...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaThe women of the Maa Tarini SHG are from a small village in the Cuttack district in Odisha in the eastern part of the India. The group is composed of 11 women who earn thei...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPhilippinesAs a married mother of six children, Ma. Veronica works hard to support her family. She has a beauty salon business in the Philippines, and earns additional income from a g...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 49 years old and lives in her own home with her 15-year-old grandson. María runs two separate businesses; she has raised and sold chickens for two years and made c...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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Paul, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with a Kiva Card.
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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