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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 SalesZimbabweCaroline is a 23-year-old young woman. She is married and is currently living in the Chiredzi District of Zimbabwe. She is a Camfed Learner Guide volunteering every week at...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSilvia, who is 36 years old, is an enterprising person. She has two children and lives in her own house. Silvia works as secretary for a private enterprise. What she ear...Read their story >
FarmingPeruRoy is a hardworking man. He is 40 years old and lives with his family in San Martin. Roy has five children who are his greatest source of pride. For this reason, he str...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaOscar is a 28-year-old man who is full of dreams and aspirations for his life. From a very young age he has held several jobs, but basically all of them involved working a...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSandra has already had her first loan with Kiva, and she saw an improvement from it since she bought the grill she uses to make everything she sells. She now needs a loa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Liz, 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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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 Liz, 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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