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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.
DairyKenyaStephen is a farmer living in Ndaragwa area of Central Kenya with his wife and four children. He has established himself in farming over the past twenty years. He loves dai...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé, 58, studied until second grade. He married at the age of 25 and had 5 children with his partner who is a homemaker. He is a farmer. He has been working the land for o...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanBibihafiza is a mother to two sons. They are 28 and 26 years old. They, like their father, work on the farm. For many years, Bibihafiza, her husband and her sons have lived...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaJuaningsih lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Juaningsih is single and lives with six persons in the family home. Juaningsih began worki...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorModesto, 60, had to leave school early because his family couldn't afford for him to go. He's married and has eight children, six of whom still live at home. Modesto has ...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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