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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.
RetailKenyaMtama is a married mother and has kids, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees ...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorDon Higo is 33 years old and lives in his own home with his life companion and their two children. He has been growing corn and sorghum for 10 years. Higo has gained a gr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruIrma del Carmen is 48 years old. She lives with her husband and children in the Zaña district, a community close to the Jequetepeque river in the province of Chiclayo in t...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorArnulfo is a very hard-working person. He is 47 years old and married with three children, who are studying at the school in the canton where they live. They help him with ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesYolanda is aged 53, married to a farmer and blessed with five children. She's been into a business raising hogs for almost ten years and earning a net income of 5,000 PHP p...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.
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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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