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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.
FarmingSamoaMay is 41 years old and married, with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for m...Read their story >
Liquor Store / Off-LicenseBurundiErnest is a member of the Rugeregere Group and lives in Cibitoke. He is 41 years old and is married to Rachel, a merchant. Together they have eight children between the age...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaLeonard is 44 years old. He is a father of six and they all go to school. He would like to use his Kiva loan to buy fertilizers to use during maize production. He needs to ...Read their story >
TransportationNicaraguaCrisantos Javier is 46 years old, and he has three young children that are still under his care. Originally from the town of Chinandega, Crisantos sells his services transp...Read their story >
Home AppliancesCambodiaSok is 48 years old and a farmer from a rural village in Bakan district, Pursat province. He lives with his wife, who is also a farmer, and his five single children, while ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Scott, 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 Scott, 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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