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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorFelicito is 41 years old. He lives in his own house with his wife and his three children. For many years he has worked growing bananas. When his harvest is ready, he sells ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopColombiaJorge is a humble farmer. He is 26 years old and found in the sale of pigs and mean a way to contribute to the budget of a low income household. With his drive and eag...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuzviminda, 56 years old, is married with four children. Her husband works as a manual laborer but earns just enough for the family to live hand to mouth. Luzviminda was st...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesRichard is a factory worker, age 37. He lives in GMA, Cavite, Philippines with his wife and two children. He has been in the service for almost a year now through the aid o...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorMisael is 33 and lives with his mother. He works selling spices and pickled onions. He goes out to sell as a travelling salesman, and this is how he earns a living to cover...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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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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