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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/SalesPhilippinesLolita works hard to support her family. She is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 16 years now. Lolita reques...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMwanaisha 44 years old and is a married woman with four kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruKarina lives in the city of Lambayeque. She works in her small business of clothing sales with which she makes the income to get ahead, especially to raise her one year old...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayNorma is 42 years old. She has 4 children, all of them adults. She raised them with a lot of sacrifice and made sure they lacked nothing. She works with her husband in a st...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorEtbel, 44, lives in her own house with her husband and two children, ages 12 and 18. For several years she has been selling cosmetics, lotions, perfumes, creams, deodorant...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rachel, 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 Rachel, 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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