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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 MarketEl SalvadorMaria Dolores has a store stocked with basic goods that she sells primarily to people who visit the primary school in her community, so her stock is constantly changing. He...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVardeni lives in Gladzor village of Vayots Dzor region. She has been running a farm for nine years. Her husband and son help Vardeni to take care of the farm and earn inco...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaAged 37 years old, Chanra is a married mother of three children living in a rural village of the Sangke district of Battambang province, Cambodia. Rice farming and raising ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaRachel is 20 years old and single with one child. She has a small plantation where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing th...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaGodfrey is 38 years old and lives in the town of Kacwamba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For the p...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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