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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.
FarmingArmeniaSusanna is a farmer from the Sardarapat village of the Armavir region. Susanna works at a local village school as a teacher of physical culture. She is engaged in plant...Read their story >
CafeNicaraguaDoña Dora operates a cafeteria at a school in the city. This is the main source of income for her family. She has requested several loans in order to invest in her busine...Read their story >
ConstructionPakistanZahooran is 44 years old, married, and a mother of four children. Her husband is a mason by profession. He builds houses and is an expert in his work. He is the sole earner...Read their story >
Food StallVietnamNguyet was born in 1978. She lives in the small village of Dong Anh, which is well known for growing crops and vegetables. She is the mother of two children, both of whom a...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria has improved her business with more variety of products in order to cover customer demand. This has been possible thanks to good investment of her previous loan. She ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ana Lewis, 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 Ana Lewis, 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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