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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.
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesLuimark, a father of two, provides transportation services in their village to make a living. For more than seven years he earns well to provide the family. It is his main ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría is 33 years old and lives in her own home with her two daughters, ages 1 year and 15 years old. María works selling a variety of articles of clothing, such as skirts,...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesLily has been selling flowers in the market for a living. She used to plant and grow different varieties of ornamental plants. She also buys some of them in order to offer ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaNahshon is a member of Jamii Group in Kakamega North District. He is pictured here in a group of seven One Acre Fund group leader farmers. The group leaders represent a t...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorPedro, who is 51 years old, has a third grade education. He is married and has five children. His oldest daughter lives with her partner, two of his children are in school,...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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