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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.
Clothing SalesTogoKodjo is a single, 34-year-man with one child who is currently in school. Since 2002, he has run a shop in the market selling men’s jeans. Kodjo is seeking his first loan o...Read their story >
RetailPeruLuis is a hardworking young man. He is 30 years old, single, and lives with his family in Nazca.
For several years, Luis has been selling newspapers and magaz...Read their story >
RetailUkraineIlseyar is an entrepreneur from Novaya Kahovka. She sells film, school supplies, batteries, hair accessories, keychains and other small items. She has been working in retai...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAzucena works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fish vending business in the Philippines.
Azucena requested a PHP 13,000 loan through NWTF to ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaResiding in Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Rorm is a local farmer in his late 40s. He grows rice as his main source of income. Besides his agribusiness, he dri...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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