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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.
Office SuppliesKenyaJoel is 39 years old and married. Together with his spouse, he has been blessed with three children. He has an office supplies business and has been in the business for two...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaAnn has four children and describes herself as "determined." She operates a retail business where she sells clothes and Ann is also tailor. She has been involved in th...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaApollo is a 36-year-old married man living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer and at the same time earns a salary. He faces the challenges of price fluctuation of agric...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMahayag is a vast agricultural land and Maria Rosalina took advantage of the location for her business. She is a farmer who grows rice. This has been going on for more than...Read their story >
Home Products SalesYemenAhmmed is a 31-year-old married man and the father of 4 children. His oldest child is 7 years old and the youngest one is 3 years old. He lives with his family in Sana'a, Y...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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