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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.
General StorePhilippinesAngelina is 60 years old and married, with three children. Angelina works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and she has requested ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesRemedios is from Unidos, Plaridel, Philippines. She is married with five adult age children. Remedios is making a profit in her retailing business. She buys coconuts from h...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAlma is 55 years old and married with five children, one of whom is in school. Alma works very hard to provide for them. Alma runs a general store in the Philippines and...Read their story >
Auto RepairMongoliaMr. Altanbat, 35 years old, lives with his wife and three children in Kherlen, the easternmost town of Mongolia. He runs an automobile repair shop and grows vegetables on h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorUrania, 48 years old, lives in her own house with her life companion and their two children, who are 6 and 11 years old. She is a woman who earns a living every day in a ne...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Zahid, 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 Zahid, 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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