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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.
PropertyNicaraguaMaria Antonia wants to build a room to rent out. She works renting rooms and this is her main source of income. The experience she has had with her renters has been good so...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLorie is a 32 year old, married woman with two children aged 7 and 8. She live in Concepcion, Iloilo with her husband who is a fisherman. Lorie helps her husband in their f...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaEdirisa is a 56-year-old Ugandan, married to Faridah, with whom he has five children aged between 10 and 19. His main source of income is farming and he grows coffee, ...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNasreen is a 41-year-old, married woman and the mother of five. She has been running a business selling cloth for many years. She purchases a variety of fancy and embroider...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesUnited StatesJazmine wants to provide women with high quality hair extensions and will use this loan to purchase merchandise for her online store. A native of Wheaton, MD, she originall...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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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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