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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.
Charcoal SalesUgandaMaclean is 32 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Kampala region of Uganda. She is married and has one child. For the past four years, Maclean has been working ...Read their story >
Renewable Energy ProductsTanzaniaMr. Jay is one of the full committed Tanzanians who are determined to change their lives. He owns a small business in his community where he sells various products mainly t...Read their story >
Food StallBoliviaThe communal bank "Ollitas de Barro" will begin its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. It is made up of nine members and is directed by a bo...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasÁngel, age 36, is single and has two sons. He lives with his family in a village near the town of Victoria, Yoro. Ángel is in the business of planting and selling coffee, w...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello Kiva Lenders! Meet Philip who is a 54-year-old very hardworking man, ambitious and ever smiling. He halls from the Siongiroi area of Kenya, a very remote place with g...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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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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