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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.
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of five children, Nelda works hard to support her family. She has a business direct selling Avon, MSE and Natasha products in the Philippines, and also ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSenada is a wife, a homemaker and the mother of two children. Her husband has employment in the construction business, but it is with very low salary. He has been fortunat...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is Fatmata. She is married. In 2000, Fatmata established her ladies dresses, skirts and blouses business. Fatmata said business is the only way for her survival. Her b...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría, 43 years old, lives with her life partner and their children in their own house. She has a store that her children help her with. Her business is located in her home...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMaría is a feisty, hard-working, responsible and enterprising woman who has a general store in the village of San Juan. San Juan is very difficult to access and has few sho...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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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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