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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.
General StorePakistanZahra is 55 years old and a married lady. For many years, she has run a small general store in her community with the support of her husband, who also appears in this photo...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesPakistanSuriya is the age of 60, living with her nine children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her son has been running a mobile shop for a couple of years, and is earning suf...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJulie is a 37-year-old married woman from the town of Carles, Iloilo. She has five children ages 2-16. Julie is engaged in fishing, catching crabs and "buying and selling" ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Ma. Luz works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines. Ma. Luz is borrowing PHP 15,000 thr...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesA 43-year-old, married woman, Rosana makes a living through fishing. She has done this for more than 28 years, now. She has seven children. Rosana resides with her family, ...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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