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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanShaarkul is 47 and married with four children. She has a high school education and a very good reputation among her neighbours, who call her a kind and hardworking woman. S...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Jane is 42 years old and married with three children. With three children currently in school, she works very hard to provide for them.
Mary Jane runs a gen...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEvelyn is 24 years old. She lives in her own house with her four-year-old daughter. She is a woman who puts her best effort, every day, into providing for her little daught...Read their story >
TransportationMongoliaEnkhbold, 34 years old, lives with his wife and two daughters in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been driving his minivan for transportation since 2005. H...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorYessica, age 30, is a single mother. She lives in her own house with her daughter. She has had a store at her house for three years. She has a lot of customers because o...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Alex, 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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