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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorYenifer is 26 years old and lives in the house she owns together with her life partner, her 9 year old son and her 5 month old son. Yenifer is a strong woman who is moving...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSra. Leonor lives in the municipality of Ticuantepe. She is married and has two adult children. Together with her husband Leonor has put all her efforts into improving thei...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneMambu is 44 years old and married without children. He also has an additional dependent living with the family whom Mambo helps by supporting this person’s education.
General StoreUgandaJulius is a married man with three children who lives in Kyenjojo-Uganda. He is a peasant growing traditional crops like millet, sorghum, rice, and groundnuts in the ru...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaAgnes is 35 years old and lives in the town of Zana, in the Kampala west region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, two of whom are currently in school. For t...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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