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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.
ConstructionEl SalvadorJose is 60 years old and is a hardworking man who continues to strive for his family each day. He has a second grade education, thanks to his striving to get ahead. He is...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruThe members of the SENOR DE MURUHUAY community bank live in Cusco province. The featured member, Nohemi Yolanda, is 65-years old and married. She operates a business ra...Read their story >
General StoreParaguaySimeona is an enterprising person. She makes a living selling haberdashery items, presents and handbags, as well as food products such as cheese and milk, all of which she ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasMirian is a 52-year-old married woman with one child who lives elsewhere. She was educated, with a lot of work and sacrifice, through elementary school, but lacked the mon...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaRemegio is aged 29 and charged with the responsibility of taking care of his two children and wife. He lives in Hoima, Uganda. He earns additional income from hawing machin...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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