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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.
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group was established in October 2012 and is starting its third loan cycle in the Banc Villageois program. The women begin to master the loan and savings specifics. Th...Read their story >
CattleUgandaBurazio comes from Katembe, Rwobuzizi in Ibanda district. He is 49 years and married with eight children and two dependents who are his parents who are too old to stay alo...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanKalsoom, a 49-year-old married woman, runs a small boutique at home to provide for her family. She purchases cloth from the market at low prices, sewing and then selling it...Read their story >
Wedding ExpensesAlbaniaMrike is back; she bought a dairy cow with a little calf with your previous loan. The reason why she wants another loan this time is to cover her son's wedding expenses.Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorSalvador is 72 years old and is a plumber. His greatest concern is the well-being of his wife and his son, and this has made him a more efficient worker. He learned this p...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.
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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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