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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.
General StoreEl SalvadorYanira, who is 41 years old, went to school through third grade. She left school because of the dangers that she had to go through because of the armed conflict. It was for...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaLiliana is a courageous homemaker, 37 years old. She is a female head of household, she has two young ones, the older is 15 and the princess is 1 year old.
She w...Read their story >
RetailColombiaDeisy operates a small retail business. She worked for a small retailer for many years and knows what it takes to move merchandise. She started her own business because o...Read their story >
Animal SalesColombiaFaiber is a young visionary, 20 years old, who spends his days working, seeking progress and supporting his parents in sustaining the household.
He comes from a...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanSuraiya’s son has been driving an auto rickshaw and pays a daily rent because this rickshaw does not belong to him. He belongs to an ultra-poor family and has been managing...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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When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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