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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.
RetailEl SalvadorBlanca is 45 years old and lives along with her two children who are 12 and 15 years old. A while ago, Blanca managed to establish a small nursery in which she sells a vari...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaCleophas is a member of this group in the Chwele District. He is pictured here in a group of 5 One Acre Fund farmers who are group leaders. (The field officer is also incl...Read their story >
Used ClothingLiberiaSarah is 44 years old and is married with three children ages four, eight, and 13. Her children live at home and are attending school. Sarah lives in Sinkor and her husband...Read their story >
Auto RepairLebanonMoudad is a 23-year-old single man who has worked as a car mechanic for ten years. He is the sole breadwinner of his family. Moudad is a hard worker very skilled in his ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesJordanNadira was born in 1960. She is a married woman living in a rented house in a sector in Jordan called Wihdat with her husband who works as a carpenter. Nadira noticed the f...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.
- Follow your loan.
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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