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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.
Fish SellingEl SalvadorDomingo is 73 years old. He never had the opportunity to go to school. He and his wife have three children. Domingo has been working buying and selling fish for eight years...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesSophia has worked in tax preparation for over three years, and her clients encouraged her to open her own business – so she did! “I wanted to grow as an individual, and I w...Read their story >
Grocery StoreColombiaFrancisco is a very friendly person and always has a smile on his face for his customers who visit his grocery store in the rural part of El Carmen de Viboral. Thanks to...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFely is 62 years old and married with three children.
Fely works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP ...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesArtemio is a farmer from Rizal and earns well doing this type of work. He approached Paglaum for a loan to purchase farm supplies and fertilizer. Artemio hopes to purch...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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 Bob Harris, 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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