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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.
PubUgandaBernard is a 27-year-old man who works so hard to earn a living. He lives in Bundibugyo, Uganda and is married with two children. He ensures that his bar and cocoa farming ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSenegalThis group of 37 women is a part of the banc villageois that was established 22 October 2012. It is made up of women from the same village who share good relations. Most wo...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaNicolas lives in the town of Entre Rios. He lives in a rented house since he decided to become independent of his family and work for himself. This is why he rented 2 hecta...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaColleta is a female Kiva borrower. She has three children. She describes herself to be humble. She operates a tailoring shop where she makes clothes. She has been involved ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria is 31 years old and lives in her own house with her two daughters, ages 14 and 10. Maria is a hardworking woman who's committed to her family and wants to improve she...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.
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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 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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