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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.
AgricultureColombiaDoris is a very skilled farmer with experience in various areas of agriculture, with an innate talent for teamwork and a great entrepreneurial mind. She has some grass, ...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaSimon is a 34-year-old man who is married and blessed with two children aged six and two years old. He has been practicing cash-crop farming for the last 10 years and makes...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorRaúl used his previous loan to buy supplies for preparing fast food such as sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, and other dishes. His finances stabilized and his family experie...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorVilma, 35, is mother to 3 daughters whose ages are 17, 15 and 5 and to one son who is 12. She is married and lives with her husband who is dedicated to metal structure work...Read their story >
Clothing SalesColombiaSra. Yesenia is a 32-year-old single mother with two children under the age of 15. Thanks to her toy sales, she has been able to provide for her household. Over time, she...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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