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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.
RestaurantBoliviaJose is married and has a son. He lives with his family in El Alto in a house made of brick and cement that he owns. José runs a "pension" (in Bolivia this is what they cal...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSusana is 45 years old and lives in her own house with her partner and five-year-old daughter. She is a merchant and sells detergents and disinfectants in the main areas o...Read their story >
RetailZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Thandiwe is 53 years old, married with three children. Two of the children are attending school. She has a ret...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaAura is not afraid of challenges or hard work. She has worked in a storeroom for 12 years, guarding carts, mobile stalls, motorbikes, bicycles and other vehicles and tools....Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportCambodiaSokrin (pictured here) is a weaver, while her husband is a security guard. She lives on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Sokrin h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like EmoFund, 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.
- Follow your loan.
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 EmoFund, 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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