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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.
ServicesIndonesiaLisnawati runs a small stall which sells snacks and mobile phone airtime credits. Lisnawati lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Lisnawati is ...Read their story >
RetailKyrgyzstanGulnara is 50 years old. Together with her husband she has two children. In 2004, Gulnara started a business of selling food products, soaps and detergents in her own store...Read their story >
RetailPakistanYasin is an active borrower of Kiva's field partner BRAC Pakistan. He has been running a ice cream shop for past five years. He is married and lives in Kotri, Pakistan. Yas...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanRazia is a 33-year-old married woman. She is helping her family by providing tailoring services in her community, and her business earns enough to lead a decent life. She i...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAkzholtoy is 61 years old, a widow, and a mother to three children. All of her children are still young. Alzholtoy has a secondary education. She started her own agricultur...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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