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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.
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorYolanda lives with her family, which is composed of her husband and child. Her husband receives a pension, and she does not have any relatives abroad. Her business is s...Read their story >
FarmingGhanaJohn is a member of the Progressive Farmers. He turns 62 this year and is happily married with four children aged 32, 28, 23 and 18. His youngest child is still attending s...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesTheresa is a married woman with seven children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Theresa is 46 years old and has three children who are in school. Theresa has a ...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Herlande get connected to her local prepay microgrid.
Herlande lives with her two kids in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their white ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaSandra is an entrepreneurial and dynamic 32-year-old woman. At the moment she makes a living as an independent merchant, since 10 years ago she began selling merchandise to...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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