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.
Clothing SalesTajikistanMutabar is a young and hard-working woman, 42 years old. She was born and raised in the town of Istaravshan in the family of a worker. She is married, with 3 kids. Her husb...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesTajikistanSadorat is a hard-working 49-year-old woman. She is married and has three children. She is a very good woman. She loves her family and strives for its well-being. She buys ...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaMeet one of Ruma’s agents, Yuri, who lives in Klaten, located in the capital of Central Java, Yuri is a university student who has a strong desire to become an entrepreneur...Read their story >
RetailColombiaWalter has had to face many adversities in the process of developing his business. Nowadays, he lives in a modest house and earns his living by selling quilted covers and c...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAileen is 34 years old and married with three children. With one child is still in school, Aileen works very hard to provide for them. Aileen runs a general store in the...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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