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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.
PropertyUgandaPatrick is thirty-five years old and lives in Hoima, Uganda. He started business in 2000 and works six days a week. He has five children to look after and educate as a cari...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJuan is 40 years old and lives in a home of his own with his wife and four minor children. Juan works very hard in a vehicle body shop and his wife has a small basic grain...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruNatalia lives in the city of Nazca. She works as an assistant at an accounting firm in her city. With this job she is able to have income so she can get ahead and help he...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPhilippinesCecilia is married and has one child. She operates a retail business, while her husband works as a driver to earn a living. For three years selling cosmetic products in th...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasGloria is 35 years old. She is the mother of three children who support their parents in the different activities working in the fields like cleaning the plants, applying f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 Jenn, 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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