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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.
ConstructionUnited StatesTravis is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Working in construction for the last 15 years, he and his team are experts at every kind of job, from landscaping and maso...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesWhen Ricardo moved to the United States from Brazil with his wife and children, he needed a way to earn an income. A natural salesman, he noticed many granite businesses op...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesMaster Property Realty is a one-stop shop for real estate and tax services in the local community. Luis founded the company in 2005 as a real estate office in Chula Vista, ...Read their story >
HealthUnited StatesAsk Giovanni what makes his business unique, and he’ll tell you it’s about mixing business with compassion. Working as an accountant and bookkeeper, Giovanni missed the per...Read their story >
ArtsUnited StatesSince receiving her first Kiva loan a year ago, Laura has more than doubled the number of families who are a part of her dance studio from 120 families to over 250. She ha...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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 Alex, 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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