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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.
ServicesPakistanRazia is 49 and a responsible mother of three daughters and three sons. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing services by driving a tractor and trol...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruEdmundo is 43 years old and is married. He lives in his own house which has basic public services (electricity and water0. He lives in the district of Buenos Aires, 20 minu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenThis group is called Sarah Al-Matar. It consists of four women living in Sana'a, Yemen. They asked for a loan of 170,000 YER from AMB. Nadia is a 31-year-old widow, li...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErlinda is 56 years old and married with seven children, one of whom is in school. Erlinda works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLuzviminda works hard to support her family. She is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Luzviminda requested a 22,000 PHP loan through NWTF to pu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Father Clark, 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 Father Clark, 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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