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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.
General StorePhilippinesCecilia is 47 years old and married with six children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 18,000 l...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaKarla is 38 years and is the single mother of two school-aged children. She has a college degree in international relations, but due to a lack of employment she started a s...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanNasreen is a 35-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of three children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He has been ru...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSambath is a 37-year-old married mother of three children, two of whom are in school, while the third is yet too young to attend. Living in a village of the Sangke district...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanGulnara is 60 years old and has a higher education. Since 1982, she has been running her own business of raising cattle. She started this business with 5,000 som (KGS). She...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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