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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.
General StoreSierra LeoneThis is 35-year-old Rugiatu. She is divorced and has two children, ages 7 and 13. She has one additional dependant, who lives with her to help with the house chores. In 200...Read their story >
CafeIraqHaydar is 24 years old, single, and has no children. He is a youth from Iraq who lives with his family composed of 6 members, of whom 3 are employed. Haydar owns a smal...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaEzra is 37 years old. He would like to use a Kiva loan to support labor costs and buy fertilizers during maize production. He needs to buy fertilizer in order to increase p...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanIlham is a 44-year-old divorced man. He has two sons. Ilham is an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives with his sons in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. He is a farme...Read their story >
AgricultureRwandaEmmanuel is 31 years. He has spent six years in the farming field. He would like to use his Kiva loan to support labor costs and buy fertilizers during rice production. He ...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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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 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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