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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.
ServicesIndonesiaArief runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits and mobile accessories. Arief lives in Purwokerto, a semi-urban area about 10 hours from Jakarta. Arief is...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesMyrna is 45 years old and married with four children, two of whom are in school. Myrna works very hard to provide for them. Myrna's business and family home was destroye...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaIn a small stall located at the entrance to the market, covered in all kinds of clothing in bright colors is where Omara has been selling her clothing for the past three ye...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanGulbahor is involved in farming work since early in the morning. She works hard from an early morning in order to earn a living and feed her 2 children. Gulbahor is the sol...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesNely, from Oroquieta, is 65 years old and married. She personally tends her store in their barangay. Since she became a member of Paglaum MPC, she has been a member in goo...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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