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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.
RetailColombiaEnriqueta is 54 years old and the mother of five children ranging in age from 24 to 34 years old. She worked as a domestic employee for various families in the city but she...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAnggi runs a small stall which sells mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. Anggi lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Anggi is...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaRenal lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credit. Renal is married and lives wit...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaOky runs a small stall that sells mobile phone airtime credits. Oky lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Oky is married and lives with six peo...Read their story >
RetailColombiaRosmery is 32 years old, and lives in a town near the city of Barranquilla with her partner and young, 4-year-old daughter. She has sold various goods in a store there for ...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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