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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.
RetailKenyaNyamvula is a married woman with one child, who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is fees for s...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesEmma is 52 years old, married with six children, and lives in Lower Bagong Silang, Pagadian City. Emma raises livestock to earn a living. She has been doing this for five ...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanThe woman's name on the photograph is Khayriniso. She is a hardworking, 43-year-old rural woman. Khayriniso has many children - she has 6, whose ages range from 9 to 22. Al...Read their story >
RestaurantPhilippinesMarina is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a restaurant business in the Philippines. Marina has been in this business for 16 years. She successfully paid back her prev...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Jegnogonton 1 group are married men who, on average, are 53 years old and have 10 children. They mostly live in traditional families in Danderesso, a...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.
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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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