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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaStephen is 27 years old, married, and together with his spouse they have been blessed with one child. He also supports two members of her family. He has a boutique business...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaIsabel is a 47 year old woman. She is married and the mother of two children who are grown. With a lot of hard work, she has been able to have her own business and has kept...Read their story >
PerfumesUnited StatesRicky’s take on business is about as humble and unique as you’re going to find in this life. He believes that every business draws on the essential and undeniable glory of ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaEth, age 43 and a mother of two children, resides in Kampong Cham province. She struggles for a living via rice farming as the main source of income and a paid working job ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorCarlos, age 56, has had a small store in his home for ten years. This gives him an income to cover some household costs. Carlos wants to improve his home but his earnings a...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.
- Follow your loan.
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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