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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.
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaAnness is a mother of six children, four of whom are still at school, two already grown. Anness is in her late thirties and married. She makes her family living by running ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDon Cesar is 64-years old, married and has five children. He lives in a small town in the municipality of Yoro. He has earned his living in agriculture for his entire lif...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaArmenuhi is a farmer from Hartashen village of Syunik region. She lives together with her husband. Armenuhi is used to be engaged in agriculture and she grows barley an...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe four women of group Sérieux all live in monogamous families. They are on average 47 years old with four children. They all live in the Darsalam neighborhood in Segou (f...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasVilma is 35 years old and is in a civil union with her partner. They have four children and live in a community in the municipality of Quimistán, Santa Bárbara. She has her...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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