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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.
FishingPhilippinesMarina works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fishing business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 45 years now.
Marina req...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaBitrus Gogarma is a 40-year-old farmer from Gogarma. As a Babban Gona member, Bitrus Gogarma, is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good marke...Read their story >
AgricultureEcuadorFausto is a hard working young man who lives with his parents but, seeing as he works in the construction industry, he spends a lot of time far from his parents and practic...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSeiaute is 26 years old and unwed with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doi...Read their story >
PigsColombiaIndustrious, and a dreamer. These are words that perfectly describe Sindy, a hardworking family woman who does everything she can to provide her children with a better qua...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Ben C. O. Grimm, 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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