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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.
TaxiPakistanTazeem is a responsible mother of four children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been providing transport facilities by driving a taxi for 20 years. He i...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorManuel is 42 years old and works in agriculture. He could not study as his parents did not have sufficient economic resources to pay for his studies. He has worked in agric...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesCatalina is 48 years old and married with six children, two of whom are in school. She earns a living by pig fattening in the Philippines. Catalina is borrowing PHP 15,0...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruGilmer is 42 years old, he lives in a common-law marriage, and is very renowned in the area for his services as a master builder. He lives in his own house with his partner...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMilagros is 61 years old and married with two children. Milagros works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a 12,000...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lorrie, 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 Lorrie, 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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