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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.
Grocery StoreIndiaMaa Chanchala Self Help Group consists of 11 members, all of whom are women. These entrepreneurs are very humble, hardworking and responsible people with good manners and l...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesArmeniaRamela lives with her family in Angeghakot village in the Syunik region of Armenia. Ramela and her husband are unemployed and the main income for their family comes from th...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanTursunoy is from Tajikistan. It’s a country where one can disconnect from the noise and appreciate the beauty of nature as the scenery is very beautiful. She loves her cou...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaSakina is in her early 30s and is single with four kids who are still in school. She has been running two projects, a boutique selling clothes and shoes and a catering busi...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaAli is a 39-year-old married man. He has five children with ages ranging from 6 years to 14 years. He describes himself to be good at work. He operates a food stall whe...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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Your loan reaches borrowers via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute, and administer each loan.
- Follow your loan.
You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or perhaps get someone else involved by giving 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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