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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.
DairyIndiaJema is a 30-year-old lady living with her husband and her three children, who are studying in school. She has two cows and sells milk in her village. Her husband is a farm...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAngélica is 27 years old and lives in her own house with her life partner and her two daughters, who are 2 and 7 years old. She is very hard-working and a visionary, who fo...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSamoaSapini is 59 years old and married with nine children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThis group is part of a banc villageois which was created on June 16, 2013. It is composed of 22 women who all live in the same neighborhood and show remarkable solidarity....Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanNurlanbek is 39 years old, married and has three school-age children. In search of a source of income for his family, he started his own animal husbandry business in 1998. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Vidar & Norunn, 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 Vidar & Norunn, 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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