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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.
Food StallKenyaMary operates a food kiosk business, selling maize flour, rice and cooking fat to her neighbours and passersby. She mentions high costs and seasonality as her major challe...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLolita is 63 years old and married with four children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 45,000 PHP l...Read their story >
Used ClothingKenyaDoris is thankful for the support of the previous loan that enabled her to increase her territory in the business. Now she comes to you requesting a new loan of KES 20,00...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesLebanonSanaa is a 33-year-old, married mother of two children who has been working for one year at her house, selling homemade foods in order to help her family's way of living. S...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanMalika works hard from early morning to earn a living and provide her two children with all necessary things. She is divorced. She is the only feeder and keeper of her two ...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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