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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.
ServicesUnited StatesDoing your taxes is no walk in the park, but Cesar and his wife Gloria are doing their part to help. Together, they run ATE Accounting (http://www.ateaccounting.com) in Dor...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaPetero is 35 years old and lives in the town of Kyenjojo, in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has five children, four of them currently in school. For th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBianca, who is 54 years old, sells shaved ice snacks in various neighborhoods. With what she obtains from her work, she manages to pay the expenses that arise in her househ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNorma is 48 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl Salvador27-year old Marta lives in her own house with her husband and their three children aged 10, 7, and 2. She earns her living selling different types of clothing in the commun...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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