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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.
General StorePhilippinesCorazon is 45 years old and married with five children. With one child currently in school, Corazon works very hard to provide for them. Corazon runs a general store in ...Read their story >
DairyKosovoIslam is 32 years old and a married father of two. In order to earn a living, he is working in a gas station, but because his salary is very low, he is also involved in agr...Read their story >
Grocery StoreIndiaMausumi is a 39-year-old married woman. She resides at Mouyamari in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal with her husband and two school-going daughters. She has a highe...Read their story >
RetailTimor-LesteRegina is a housewife, her husband is a security guard and she has two children. Now she is requesting a loan of $ 800 to improve her business. She will use the loan to ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from a rural village of the Choeng Prey district of Kampong Cham province, Mao is a 57-year-old married mother of three children. Rice farming has been the main ...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.
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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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