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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.
ServicesPeruSegundo Abel is 43 years old and lives with his mother in the Morropon district, a community with a warm climate. The population is engaged in agriculture, raising livestoc...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is 70 years old and lives with his partner. He studied through sixth grade. He lives with his wife and a son. José works in agriculture, a vocation he learned from ...Read their story >
TailoringEl SalvadorJuan is 36 years old and lives in his own house with his wife. He has a sewing workshop in his home where he makes different kinds of clothing. Recently he has made a lot o...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorJose is a hardworking and responsible 55-year-old man. He lives with his wife and four children. He makes his living as a fisherman and uses traditional methods. He ...Read their story >
PigsEcuadorSilvana is 31 years old, divorced, with a 7 year old son and 14 year old daughter who attend primary and secondary school. Silvana raises chickens, pigs, and works in a soc...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Wendy, 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 Wendy, 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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