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.
AgricultureKyrgyzstanKulbarchin is 45 years old, married, and has an adult son. Kulbarchin has a secondary-specialized education and works as a janitor at a boarding school. To provide an addit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenYahya is a 42-year-old, married man, and the father of 10 children. He lives with them in Haja city, Yemen. Yahya is an educated man and works as a teacher in a public scho...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJinky is a 38-year-old sari-sari store owner from Leyte, Philippines. She has been in the retail business for more than four years now. This is the source of her income. ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorErick, who is 32 years old, has a partner and a two-year-old son. He was able to go to school through secondary school. He now lives with his partner and their son, and the...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesCarolin is 52 years old and has five children. Carolin is married and has four children who are currently in school. Carolin is in the agricultural business of pig fatte...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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