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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.
Home Products SalesUgandaBenard is 34 years old and lives in the town of Nakaloke in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has one child who is currently in school. For the past 15 years, B...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAires has a live-in partner with three children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Aires is 22 years old, and has two children who are currently in school. Aires h...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaMargeret is married and has been blessed with two children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. For the past four years, Margeret has operated a...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanAnvarjon is a student at the Technological University of Tajikistan. He was born in 1994 and lives with his mother, father, and brother. His parents are simple laborers. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLydia is 49 years old and married with five children. She works very hard to provide for them. Lydia runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 15,000 l...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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