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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 StoreIndiaSusam is 30 years old and has a child. She lives in a small village in Sonepur district in Odisha, India with her husband and her child. A few years ago, she started a groc...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaFrancisco, age 57, is married and has two children. Having finished his career in a company that is well-known in the city, and as he is a very active person, he decided t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesDominican RepublicMaribel is the coordinator of her group, La Union (the union). This group consists of 15 micro-entrepreneurs located in the city of San Pedro de Macoris, where Maribel make...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaSelling food and soft drinks was Narcisa Cardoza's first source of income for twenty years. This single mother's hard work and effort paid off because her small business en...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaViviana, 47, has two children and she works selling food. She has had several restaurants and now is requesting a loan to buy a freezer, gas stove, supplies and utensils t...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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