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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 SalesZimbabweAdelaide is a 28-year-old Cama member from the Gokwe North district of Zimbabwe. She is currently married with three children. She has been successfully operating a clothin...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorJose is married and has three children, ages 21, 13, and 3. He lives in his own home. His business consists of selling clothing for men, women, boys and girls. He also prov...Read their story >
Food MarketKosovoSonja is 49, married and a mother of three children, (two girls and a boy). Her husband is a policeman and until one year ago she used to be a house-wife. Now she works har...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanGulnora is 40 years old and married. She is bringing up two non-adult children. Gulnora sells women's clothes to earn a living; she has been in the business for seven m...Read their story >
Grocery StoreCambodiaChannarin is a mother of four children residing in Moung Kul Borey district of Banteay Meanchey. For the sake of the entire household, she is involved in rice farming and a...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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