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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.
Fish SellingVietnamMrs Liên has a retail business selling fish. She is requesting a loan to purchase fish to resell. Liên has been involved in this business for six years. Liên is 32 years...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPictured above is Frankline, who, as a group leader, is representing his group formed by 10 farmers in Butere District, Kenya. He is married and is a father to one child; h...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaBeatrice is 59 years old and has seven children. She is a group leader and is representing her group formed by 12 farmers in Butere District, Kenya. Beatrice has been f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBeatriz is 24 years old and lives with her family in their own house. She is a young woman who is always looking for a way to get ahead. That is why for the past several y...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesCheryl is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Cheryl is 35 years old and has four children who are in school. Cheryl has a clothin...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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