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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.
Clothing SalesPakistanUzma is a 56-year-old woman and the mother of four children. She buys cloths of different fabrics in various colors and designs from the market at wholesale rates and then ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaTaulapu is 30 years old and married, with one child. She runs a small business selling "faapapa" (a Samoan bread) and popcorn in her community, and she has been doing t...Read their story >
DairyEl SalvadorVicenta is 40 years old, she is a single mother who did not have the chance to go to school. She has 8 children: the eldest and the one aged 5 are males, the others are fem...Read their story >
Animal SalesKenyaRikina is 34 years old and supports a family of five, with his children being between the ages of four and eight years old. He is a livestock trader in Nkareta Area of Naro...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaJuan is forty-three years old, is married, and is the father of three children. He has worked for seventeen years as an employee at different supermarkets. However, with ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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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Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Lori Bowers, 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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