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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.
Construction SuppliesYemenNabil is 40 years old and a father of four children, with whom he lives in Haja, Yemen. He lives in a very old and simple house with his family. This house is at risk of fa...Read their story >
SewingPakistanM. Ashraf, 47, is a responsible father of one daughter. He has been running his own business for many years. In fact, he owns a small garments company. His business is situ...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaMiguel Angel is a young man from northern Nicaragua who has been involved in the cultivation of coffee since he was a small child. He is married and has two children, aged ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonPakistanRobina is a 35 year-old married woman. She is been running a beauty parlor for the past two years. She offers many services to her customers, such as makeup, hair styling a...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Sabelita works hard to support her family. She has a firewood vending business in the Philippines, and earns additional income fro...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.
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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 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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