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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.
General StorePakistanPathany is a 39-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store with her husband (also shown in the photo) at the corner of her house. She h...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaThou is aged 27 and married. She has two children. Living in a village of the Cheung Prey district, Thou has been farming rice and working as a paid construction worker. Th...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarilou previously accessed a 20,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business. Her...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanShabana is a 31-year-old, married woman. She deals in a business, selling cloth in her locality. She buys cloth of different fabrics, in various colors and designs, from th...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanAllahverdi is 49 years old and has been married for 18 years. His family is from the Fuzuli region and they live in a refugee hostel. Allahverdi’s family has been an IDP (...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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