Kiva is 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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In India, Kiva borrowers are so proud they display (and often point to) a sign in their shops saying they are supported by Kiva lenders. They say how grateful they are for everyone who helped them build their businesses, feed their families, and look ahead to a brighter future.