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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.
Clothing SalesDominican RepublicCarmen is excited to be taking her 8th loan with Esperanza International Dominican Republic after having successfully repaid her previous loan and has grown her business. S...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsPalestineAbd Al Kareem is 44 years old; he lives in Gaza with his wife and three children. He opened a small garage in 2010. He specializes in repairing and painting vehicles; this...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasGloria is a woman of 42. She is a housewife, a farmer, and the mother of three children who attend the community secondary school. She has four years of experience in the c...Read their story >
General StoreBoliviaSra. Cristina continues in the same business of selling various products for household use. She says that she did very well with her previous loan, which was used to buy m...Read their story >
Food MarketPalestineNajdi is a 51-year-old married man from Deir Al-Balah city. He is a father of two sons and five daughters. He works as an employee in a local company where he earns a low i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andrew, 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 Andrew, 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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