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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.
Fish SellingCambodiaNo, age 44 and a widower, sells fish to earn his living. He has been engaged in this activity since 1999. He has four children, one of whom is a student. Another is a soldi...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 36-year-old Abu-Bakr from Tombo western rural in Freetown. He is married and has 1 child age 12. Abu-Bakr runs a general stock bus...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaDennis is a married man. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He has been involved in this business for three years. His bus...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodSierra LeoneThis is 45-year-old Memunatu. She is married and has four children who are 24, 20, 18, and 14 years old. In 2005, Memunatu established her wooden coal, piles of wood and o...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweBlandina is a 20-year-old resident of the Guruve District of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating a tuck shop selling sugar, flour, cooking oil, and stationery for...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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