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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.
General StoreUgandaSimbilisio is a 27-year-old man. He is married with one child. He operates a retail shop for twelve hours a day. He has been in that business for three years and has additi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGuadalupe is 25 years old. She lives with her life partner and her two children: a 7-year-old boy and a 2 year old girl. She also lives with her niece who is 17. She is a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLeda is 52 years old and married with seven children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 20,000 l...Read their story >
RetailPeruEsther is 49 and lives with her husband in Cayalti; a small community dedicated to agricultural work, trade and livestock. It is located in the province of Chiclayo in Lam...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruMirella is a young entrepreneur. She is 34 years old, a single mother, and lives in Ica with her family. She has 2 marvelous children who are her greatest pride and for ...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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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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