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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.
LivestockKenyaEmmanuel sells livestock in Kapsabet town and has been in this business for the past four years. He is 24 years old and single with no children. He supports four members of...Read their story >
Beauty SalonLebanonTamima is a 41-year-old, married mother of six children who, six years ago, started working as a hairdresser from her house to help her husband in covering the needs and ex...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorGuadalupe works selling fruits, vegetables, and other household products which she sells in a small store located in a her house. She is a single mother, lives with her mot...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesEdna has a retailing business that sufficiently provides for her family. Out from her savings, Edna has big plans for the renovation of her house and she hopes to live comf...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesHannah is a 36-year-old married woman and a mother of two children from Concepcion, Iloilo. She runs a small store business to sell various goods and items to her community...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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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