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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.
TransportationGeorgiaGusein is 52 years old and is a married man from the village of Mamkhuti. He lives with his wife and mother, who gets monthly assistance from the local government. His wife...Read their story >
VehicleNicaraguaSanta Rosa del Peñón is a small municipality which is home to enterprising people with a desire to succeed in life. Rubén Antonio lives here. Rubén Antonio is 40 years o...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAlma is very happy and satisfied as thanks to Kiva in partnership with the cooperative COMIXMUL she invested her loan to pay laborers and some for compost and fertilizer fo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJosephine, 41 years old, is married and has five children, three of whom are currently in school. Josephine works very hard to provide for them. For the past 10 years, J...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesLilibeth is a hardworking entrepreneur, who has a buy-and-sell frozen foods business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 16000 through NWTF to purchase additional pack...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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