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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.
Used ClothingUgandaMadrine is married with two children and lives in Kagadi, Uganda, where she has been selling second-hand clothes since 2003, together with farming for income generation. ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaMiriama is a 44-year-old married mother with four children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the mar...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTanzaniaLucia is a married mother of two school age daughters. She is in her early thirties and she has been a businesswoman for four years. She supports her family by running a sh...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruVictor, 45, is a hard-working, single man who lives in Pueblo Nuevo with his family. From a very early age he has worked to provide for his family and give them a better f...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador41-year old Ilicia lives in her own house with her husband and 12-year old daughter, plus a second adult daughter. She is an enterprising woman who earns her living selling...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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