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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.
FishingPhilippinesConchita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fishing business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 40,000 through Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) in ord...Read their story >
TaxiUgandaDavid is 35 years old and a resident of Ntinda, a suburb of Wakiso. He is married with three children and all attend school. David has a taxi transport business which h...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanJafar is an energetic young man. He is 18 years old. After graduating from secondary school, he was admitted to the Tajik State University of [Law,] Politics and Business. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAnucleto is a 26-year-old police officer. He's married and has two underage children, one of whom is in school. He supports his mother. With the amount of the loan he'll p...Read their story >
Home Products SalesGuatemalaAs simple as it can be to open and run a business in Guatemala, one needs to be very careful so that it develops well and can become prosperous. Without this care, the busi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jack , 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 Jack , 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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