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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.
Food MarketKyrgyzstanGulkayir is a 39 years old widow raising three children by herself. Gulkayir has a secondary education and has very good reviews from her neighbors. They refer to her as a...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is married and has two children aged 8 and 11. He lives with his family. He works in agriculture where he makes the money necessary to pay the household expenses. He l...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaAlbert's Group is a group of six group leader farmers in Webuye District with Albert selected as the Kiva representative. Albert has volunteered to be the Kiva group repre...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesTanzaniaSabrina, who is in her late 30s is married and has three children. One of her children is still at school, one is a grown up and the last one is still young. Sabrina has ...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodGeorgiaShalva is 36 years old and married with an 18-year-old son. His retired mother lives with the family as well. In fact, the family lives without a source of income, as the f...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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