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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.
FoodEl SalvadorMaría sells ice ceam at the stall her son set up six years ago. She learned about the business from a friend of hers who does the same thing. So she decided to establish ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaAbbasi is a sixty-two-year-old hardworking married man with four children living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in banana farming as his main source of income and owns renta...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 47 years old and lives in her own home with her family. She has worked selling and making shoes for seven years. This is how she makes a living and supports her hou...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaMartinus’ goal is to study at the Academy of Maritime Nusantara (AMN). He is looking to work in a large port in Indonesia, and he wishes to be a student at AMN. He is takin...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of two children, Rosemarie works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines. Rosemarie is borrowing PHP 10,000 throu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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 Kiva Staff, 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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