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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.
ServicesPeruEddy Franco is 40 years old. He is know in the area for offering a yoke rental service. He live in the family home with his parents, siblings and his wife and 14 year old s...Read their story >
Primary/secondary school costsLebanonAntoine is a 41-year-old married father of three children, who has been working on repairing car body work since 1994.
Twenty years of experience provided him w...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaGermán is a man of character and good will, with the desire to make progress and better himself together with his wife. Approximately 16 years ago he set out with lots o...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorOmar, 26, studied a basic education up to sixth grade in the community school. His life partner earns a living as a merchant in a small family store. They're the parents ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEvelyn is 24 years old. She lives in her own house with her four-year-old daughter. She is a woman who puts her best effort, every day, into providing for her little daught...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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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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