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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.
Water DistributionAzerbaijanElmar is a 37 -year-old single man. He lives with his parents and earns money to cover family’s demands. He has been working in a water team project for 10 years and has g...Read their story >
CafePhilippinesAs a married mother of four children, Elecia works hard to support her family. She has a cafeteria business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from pig...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEditha is 53 years old, married and has two children. One of her children is working abroad and sends them financial support to provide their needs. Editha doesn’t want to ...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaWhen speaking about Leidy, one cannot ignore that she is a woman of the beautiful values that characterize the thriving and enterprising women of Colombia. Leidy is not sat...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasRosa Delia is 35 years old, she is the mother to two children who depend on her and she lives in her own home in the community of Nacaome valley in southern Honduras. She h...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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