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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.
VehicleLebanonKhaled is a single young man, born in 1992. He left school at the intermediate level to help in covering his family’s living expenses and needs for six other people. Althou...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of Noumpagagnon 3 Group are married women with an average age of 45. They have an average of five children and mostly live in traditional families in Kolokob...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaSii is a 44-year-old woman who is married with six children. She has a small taxi business to earn an income. She has been in this business for five years. Sii needs a loan...Read their story >
Higher education costsHondurasYoung Norman Ulises Alas is 26 years old and lives in his parents' house in Progreso, Yoro. He is in the civil engineering profession and wants to continue improving him...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaOrdinary is a new client to the organization, and he applied for a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings. Ordinary is aged 27 years old, and he is still single. He comes from...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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