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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/SalesEl SalvadorThis young woman, age 28, has her face pixelated because she lives in a high-risk area. She has been selling “pupusas” (stuffed tortillas) for eight years. Her business i...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaThe solidarity group consists of four enterprising members. It is coordinated by Juana who is 59 years old, single and sells handicrafts in the capital. She started this bu...Read their story >
FoodUgandaMedard is a 33-year-old married man with five children, living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He does produce selling and buying, and banana farming, along with a retail shop. He ...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFaalagilagi is 30 years old and married with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesTanzaniaSarah is a mother of three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are at school. She is 30 years old and has a shop selling phones and accessories, a business she...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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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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