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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorJorge is 34 years old. He is a farmer. He studied through the fifth grade and he has had a difficult time obtaining well-paying jobs due to his low academic level. Due to t...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRosemarie is 42 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 22,000 lo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweMedeune is a 22-year-old business woman. She lives in the Hurungwe District of Zimbabwe. She is also a member of Cama, Camfed’s alumnae network of school graduates. Through...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaKimyen is a 57-year-old mother of three who lives in a rural village of the Ou Reang Ov district of Kampong Cham province. She and her husband earn a living growing ric...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Carmelle get connected to her local prepay microgrid.
Carmelle is a 48-year-old single mother of two children who both go to school. She lives in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 Jenn, 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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