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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.
VehicleUgandaRobert, a 32 year old gentle man, is a resident of Harugongo, Fort Portal town. He has a business that deals in retail where he sells sugar, salt and all soft drinks. He st...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanZiyodakhon is 54 years old. She is a smart and hardworking woman. Ziyodakhon has five adult children. She has been busy with selling children's clothes for more than 15 yea...Read their story >
CattleKenyaDinah is a farmer who lives in the Kitale area of North Rift Kenya with her spouse and 3 children, all of whom are of school-going age. She has been practicing farming for...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorCarlos is very responsible with his obligations in the home as he has always tried to give his family the best he can. Carlos currently lives with his wife and children....Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaKomalasari runs a small stall selling snacks, drinks, and mobile phone airtime credits. Komalasari lives in Lebak, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Komala...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Piotr, 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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