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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.
Used ClothingBoliviaLizet is a 24 year old woman, married and mother of two children and her business is clothing sales. She is a very enterprising woman, feisty, strong, dreamy and very hardw...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorYanira is 31 years old and married to a farmer who grows corn. The couple has two children, one of whom is in school. Yanira has only a seventh-grade education as her famil...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMaría has decided to take out another loan because of the good results she achieved with the previous loan. This will help her to buy chicken, meat, vegetables, oil, bread,...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaManuela is 38 year old and an enterprising woman determined to get ahead in life. She does not allow herself to be defeated by the obstacles she faces. Instead she reache...Read their story >
ManufacturingZimbabweGreetings from Zimbabwe! This is 43-year-old Christina from Chitungwiza. She is married with four children, three attending school. She also cares for one other dependent. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Gio, 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 Gio, 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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