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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.
Higher education costsJordanAshraf is a twenty-one-year-old single man living in Zarqa. He comes from a well-educated seven member family; Ashraf is studying Cooling & Air Conditioning Engineering in ...Read their story >
AgricultureAzerbaijanSevil is 54-year-old married woman with three children. Her main source of income is growing pears, peaches, apples, pomegranates and cherries to sell at the local bazaar. ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaKahaso is a married woman; she has four children, all of whom attend school. Kahaso owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMilagro is a very enterprising 55 year old woman who set up a small convenience store 24 years ago. She is happy with her source of income that also allows her to care for...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLiezel is a 44-year-old married woman and the mother of six children from Concepcion, Iloilo. She has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for more than 20 y...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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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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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