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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.
Fish SellingGhanaVictoria is married and is 47 years old. She completed the six years of primary education. She has three children and all are attending school. Victoria works by selling sm...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad is 20 years old. He lives at a sector in Jordan called Irbid with his five siblings and his parents. His father is a manager at a desserts store. Mohammad is s...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis Banc Villageois was inaugurated on December 15, 2008. It consists of women who show unrelenting determination despite challenging circumstances, and who have therefore...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaAbigael operates a retail shop, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her prev...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasMaría Catalina is 32 years old, in a common law marriage, and the mother of 5 children, 4 of whom are in different grades in elementary school. Her husband does constructi...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.
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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 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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