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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.
FarmingEl SalvadorVilma is 60 years old. She went to school through sixth grade. She has a partner, and her children are already adults. Vilma gets up with her children at 5:30 am to do t...Read their story >
Home Products SalesGuatemalaDúo San Jose El Placer 36 year-old Mildres Yojanda began selling small things by the dozen. She is a a woman who, from a very young age, has worked in sales, and now she m...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesRiza Joy is 29 years old with one child. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines, and requested a PHP 40,000 loan through N...Read their story >
Beauty SalonUgandaSylivia is a thirty-three-year-old married woman with four children. She lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda. She has a unisex salon in Bundibugyo town and works very hard to maint...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorNicolás, 57, lives in his own home with his life partner and his two children, ages 16 and 9. He's a hardworking man who makes an effort to support his family selling sh...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Speedwell, 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 Speedwell, 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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