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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.
JewelryIndiaParimala is a 27-year-old woman who represents a group of 5 women. She lives in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu.
Parimala had been primarily involved ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesWilfredo is 55 years old and is from the town of Bien Unido. He has two dependents, ages 8 and 11. He owns and operates a fishing business, and he also grows seaweeds for ...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamGiao is 53 years old and she is married. She lives in Thanh Hoa City, an urban town in Thanh Hoa province. She has been working in agriculture raising poultry for five year...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanNaseem is a 45 year old married lady living in Lahore Pakistan with her family, which includes three kids and her husband. She financially supports her husband to achieve a...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaNora is 42 years old and lives with her two daughters in the municipality of Barbosa, north of Medellín, where she has a farm and raises cattle. She started this business b...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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