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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.
Food Production/SalesDominican RepublicCarmen is one of the members of the group called La Fuente de Bendicion 1. She works selling food. She cooks it to sell daily for lunch to people working in her area. This ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasLorena is a twenty-five-year-old young woman. She is a farmer and the mother of one son who is still breastfeeding. She is married. She has an elementary school education a...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasAlba is a young, 25 year-old woman who has an elementary school education. She is the mother of 4 children. Her oldest attends elementary school. She also has twins who ...Read their story >
RetailColombiaMaría is a hard-working and active woman who has been able to support her 5 children working hard to bring home the bacon. Her ex-husband left her with all the responsibili...Read their story >
Timber SalesKenyaSamson is 39 years old. He is from Nyandarua and he is married. He and his wife have two children, ages 10 and 14 years old. Samson has been working at timber cutting fo...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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