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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.
Fish SellingPhilippinesMerlita is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a dried fish making business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 14,000 through NWTF to purchase additional fish and ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaLuciano, after working for a long time in the countryside performing farming work, decided to move to the city of Medellin 12 years ago to look for opportunities to get ahe...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaThe Communal Bank “Maripocitas de Collpani” (Butterflies of Collpani) is starting its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Community Center. This group ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesBeninAlice is 38 years old, and she is married to driver named Raymond. The couple have seven children, all in school and in their care. She lives together with her husband and ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJennylyn has been operating her own retail store for more than two years, and she earns good income from this business. With her generated revenue, she was able to repay he...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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