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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.
Farm SuppliesNicaraguaRoger is a small producer from the northern part of Nicaragua, who has worked growing coffee for over 8 years. He has certifications in Fair Trade, UTZ and C.A.F.E Practice...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaGermán lives in the lovely city of Matagalpa, is married and 48 years old. He is very hard working and fights to get his two children ahead and give them a good education. ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaChenda, aged 42 and married, is a local farmer who grows rice on four hectares and sesame on another four hectare area. She can earn more income via her paid-working job. T...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Djeyesekola 2 group are married women with an average age of 47 and, on average, 4 children. They all live in traditional families in Sangoula Djirela...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaShoghik is a farmer from Ghukasavan village in the Ararat region. She lives there with her husband, son and daughter. The family has been running a farm for many years. In ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bobby, 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 Bobby, 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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