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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.
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorOrlando has worked growing staples (corn and beans) for the past 20 years. His family is his spouse and 4 children. In the photograph, he is seen with his corn crop, that a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJose is 19 years old and has a 7th grade education. His life partner cares for the home and their 18-month-old daughter. His mother lives on the same piece of land, but i...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteNeuza lives in Suai and is requesting a loan of $800.00 USD to improve her business. She will use the loan to buy some additional supplies to keep in her kiosk such as slip...Read their story >
RetailYemenShawki is a 31-year-old single man, living with his family in the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. He studied until secondary school, but he couldn't complete his studies.
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FarmingBoliviaSr. Santos is a responsible and hardworking individual. He is 25 years old, single, and has no children. Santos works on a small parcel of land that he purchased after a ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like David & Allison, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like David & Allison, 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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