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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.
Furniture MakingUnited StatesCarlos studied industrial engineering in college and when his brother asked him to join his cabinetry business, he left Mexico and came to San Antonio. After two years of w...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsPeruDeyvis is a young man who is a dedicated father. He is 20 years old and lives with his family in Imperial. His young one is his reason to get ahead in life. Thanks to hi...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Aldomaine get connected to her local prepay microgrid. Aldomaine runs a small business and lives with her four kids in the town of Les Anglais in souther...Read their story >
RetailHondurasJairo has made his living in trade for 3 years, selling plastic toys and women’s cosmetics. Jairo’s business is in an excellent location with many passers-by. He works ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesTo make a living, Dinah operates a general store in their village. She settled for a living in Bonifacio with a sibling who helped her in running the business. For many yea...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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