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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.
RetailUgandaAmbrose is a twenty-seven-year-old single man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He operates a boutique as his main source of income, although he also earns money from a transport...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorDaysi is 44 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and two children. She has been selling tortillas from her home for a few years. She has many customers beca...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaThe savings club "NEW FRIENDS of VIACHAN" will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascade Focal Center. It is made up eight members and is headed by a boa...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaSirvard lives in Vosketap village in the Ararat region. She lives there with her son and daughter. Sirvard has been running her family farm for 10 years. She is involve...Read their story >
DairyKenyaThis is Edward. He is a farmer in Kiambu Kenya where he has been practicing farming for the last three years. He also undertakes small scale coffee and banana farming. He c...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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