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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.
Food MarketSierra LeoneSalone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you members of the “Leh We Help Weself III” group. The...Read their story >
CattleUgandaAmbrose has been a client for a long time. He is married and has 8 children; 5 children attend school. He has been a cattle trader for 12 years. It is his major sour...Read their story >
Fish SellingSierra LeoneHello from Kandeh town, a community near the small and busy southern city of Bo. This is Massah, a local 38-year-old businesswoman who is married to a teacher. They have th...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJosué feels satisfied with the results of his last loan as he increased his productivity, his sales and his profits. He paid off his debts and has improved the family's lif...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaMeet Paul, a farmer living in the Kitale area of North rift Kenya, an area where a lot of maize is grown. He is married and has 4 children. He loves farming and has been do...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Marly, 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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