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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.
PigsVietnamTuan is a 33-year-old married woman with two sons who are 16 and 14 years old. They have lived in an old Thai traditional house for 13 years. Their life is quite stable, bu...Read their story >
General StorePakistanShehzad is 32 years old, married and a father of three children. He is a dedicated father and hardworking entrepreneur. He has run a small general store in Karachi for the ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesSince June 30, 2011, William has found pleasure in his farming activities. He is a papaya fruit grower from Sta. Cruz, Tangub City, in the Philippines. William busies himse...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesNicaraguaSeñora Melania is a single mother with three children. She has worked as a nurse in one of the hospitals in the city of León for 7 years. She starts work at 7am and finishe...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorManuel is 52 years old, and has no level of academic schooling since his parents didn't give him the opportunity to study. Currently he is in a common-law marriage and has ...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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