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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 ExpensesUgandaBenon is a hardworking 50-year-old man who is happily married with 5 children. He grew up in a very humble family which had few assets and without school fees to educate h...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaTiting runs a small stall selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credits. Titing lives west of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Titing is marrie...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaPich is 59 years old and a farmer who grows rice in the Koh Sotin district of Kampong Cham province. She is the breadwinner in the family and a widowed mother of five. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoBrahim is 56 years old and divorced, raising his only son. He has had a difficult time raising his and now still providing for him and his wife still. Although they all liv...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesSiiti Hawa is 47 years old and married with seven children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a buy-and-sell charcoal business in the Philippines and re...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Adam, 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 Adam, 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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