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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanToktobu is 38 years old, divorced, and raising a son by herself. The son is 16 years old and goes to school. He also helps his mother with the household. Toktobu has second...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanOksana is 34 years old and married. In spite of her young age, she is already the mother of five children, whom she raises with her husband, named Nabrek. She has a second...Read their story >
Soft DrinksKenyaMwaka is married with three children, two in school and one who is too young to go to school yet. They live in a rental house that has electricity but not running water. He...Read their story >
RetailIraqAhmad is from Iraq. He is 45 years old, married, and has three children. Ahmad, along with his eldest child, provides the family’s monthly income while the other two childr...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaAmina appreciates the support of the Kiva loan she received. She managed to improve her business to a greater level. She is requesting a loan of 50,000 Kenyan shillings to ...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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