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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 StoreLiberiaThirty-five-year-old Alex B. lives in Bardnersville, one of the early communities in Liberia that is well-known. In his area, most rooms for rent are a bit cheaper, and the...Read their story >
CafeKenyaJoyce is a married mother who lives in Kisauni. She sells food and is helped by her family. She always struggles to improve her food-selling business, trying to sell mor...Read their story >
Land RentalEl SalvadorFeliciano, 55, has a 3rd grade education, because his parents did not think that school was important. They thought that only by learning a trade could he get ahead. Feli...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaClaudia always has longed to improve her life. With the help of her husband, she has been able to achieve many goals. With her three children, all school age, she has found...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorReina is requesting a new loan in order to increase the inventory for her tortillas business. She will buy propane gas, corn, lime, firewood and foil wraps so she can co...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Abraham, 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, like Abraham, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with 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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