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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.
CattleAzerbaijanZaur is a 35-year-old man. He has been married for 8 years and has a son who is going to first class in this year. His wife is a housewife and helps Zaur on his business. T...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweSimangaliso is a mother of two from the Binga district of Zimbabwe. She is also a businesswoman, who sells clothing in her community. Further, Simangaliso volunteers as a C...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaMwanaiki is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. She has operated a retail sho...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Wassa 1 group are married women, who average 34 years of age and have an average of two children each; the majority of them live in traditional famil...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaEga is a divorced mother of four children, all of whom graduated from school and are working. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. ...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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