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.
AgriculturePeruCeferino, 38, lives with his partner and children in his own house, made of rustic materials, in the district of Pomahuaca. This district is located in the province of Jaén...Read their story >
Beauty SalonEl SalvadorRosa is 37 years old and studied up to Grade 9. She works as a seamstress and for this reason she does not pursue her studies. She is single and has no partner as her ex pa...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesSherry Ann is 32 years old. She is married with three children aged three to ten. Sherry Ann and her husband rely on fishing to support the needs of their children. She al...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorDaniel, 29 years old, is an agricultural engineer. He grew up with his parents, is married, and only has his wife who depends on him economically because they don't have ch...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanDilorom is an active woman. She was born in 1979. She is living in a remote district. She is married and has one child. She is a seller. She is trading in the domestic mark...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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