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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.
RickshawPakistanA mother of a child living in Lahore,Pakistan, Samia is 40 years old. To struggle with the family’s hardship, her husband earns an income driving a rickshaw and working for...Read their story >
DairyKenyaStephine is 41 years old, married to Ednah and supports a family of five children. He has been practicing dairy farming for the last 13 years earning KES15,000 per month. ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaIn 2012 Arley found the way to feel useful and generate her own income thanks to merchandise sales. She is a responsible, hard-working, service-oriented woman, age 32, who...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaDiego is a creative 19 year old young man, who motivated by his desire to study and support his mother, started a store selling basic food items (a typical neighborhood sto...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaLinah is a married woman, with 3 children. She describes herself to be honest. She operates a retail business where she sells tomatoes, cabbages, onions and other vegetable...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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