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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.
General StorePhilippinesCaroline is 48 years old and lives in Guintomoyan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 3 children now at their adult age. For her source of living, Carolin...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLuis is 42 years old and he lives in his own house with his 60 year old father who is under his care. Luis has worked as a daily laborer for many years which allows him to...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorFátima sells fresh fish, shellfish, and shrimp for a living. She taught herself how to run this business, in hopes for a source of income to cover her family's expenses. Sh...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaValentino is a fifty-eight year-old hardworking man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has a retail shop business where he earns a living, although he also does coffee plan...Read their story >
CattleUgandaBenon raises and trades cattle to maximize his profit. He realized a need among the farmers and decided to buying cattle from them to make a profit because he has a chance...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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