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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaReni runs a small stall that sells snacks, drinks, and mobile phone airtime credits. Reni lives in Cianjur, a small city in West Java. She is married and living with five p...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruEstefany is an enterprising 20-year-old young woman. She is single and lives in San Juan de Miraflores with her family. She has a great desire to get ahead in life. She ...Read their story >
Spare PartsUgandaPatrick is 34 years old and lives in the town of Fort Portal in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married, and has one child. For the past seven years, Patrick has be...Read their story >
LivestockSenegalThis group is composed of six women, all neighbors. Their main business is animal husbandry. Aminata, the star borrower for this loan, is the group’s leader. She is 45 y...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary An is 40 years old and married with two children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines. She has been running the gener...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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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 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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