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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanKalbubu is 41 years old, she is married and is raising six children. Kalbubu has secondary education and is a calm and social person. In 2010 while looking for addition sou...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaHermine lives in the city of Vedi, in the Ararat region. She lives with her husband and children and her retired mother-in-law. She has a big family and, with her beloved h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJuvelyn is 37 years old and married, and she has two children who are in school. Juvelyn works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippine...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSantos, who is 49 years old, is a single mother. She lives in her own house along with her son, who is 32. She is a woman who, thanks to her great tenacity, has managed to ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNubia, 27 years old, is a single mother and lives in her own home with her two daughters, ages nine and seven years old. She is a woman, who thanks to her tenacity, has got...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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