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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.
AgricultureCambodiaA young mother of two, Sokrun has been growing cassava for six years to support her family. This is the primary source of income for the family. When free, Sokrun works for...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDoña Maribel is 37 years old, and she is the mother of 4 children who, along with their mother and father, are involved in the daily work activities in the field, having de...Read their story >
SewingYemenAmen is a 35-year-old married man and a father of three children, living with his family in Taiz, Yemen. He is a university graduate. Because of the economic and political ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Grace previously accessed an 50,000 PHP loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items and products needed in her business. Her earnings...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPakistanSaleem is an active borrower of Kiva's field partner BRAC Pakistan. He has been running a crockery shop for the past five years. He is married and lives in Wazirabad, Pakis...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Shannon, 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 Shannon, 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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