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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.
Butcher ShopKenyaBahati is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water.
Bahati sells meat to neighbo...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNaren is 45 years old and married with one kid. She lives in a rural village of the Mongkul Borey district where crop farming is a common way to make a living. Like other v...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaría is in a relationship. She is the mother of two children aged 18 and 15 years old, living all together in a room full of harmony. As a way to have an income to help he...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorGeovani is 28 years old and lives in his own home with his father, sister, brother-in-law and nephew. He is a responsible man that has worked as an independent builder most...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesCresencia works hard to support her family. Cresencia is married and has a food vending business in the Philippines. Cresencia requested a PHP 30,000 loan through NWTF t...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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