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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaAna is a 39 year old single mother with one daughter. Her daughter is starting high school, in the mornings she works with her mother. Ana's main business is selling break...Read their story >
FoodVietnamThanh operates a food business selling snacks. She is requesting a loan to purchase more food for making snacks to sell. Thanh is 54 years old and is married with four c...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasDoña Mariana, thanks to her first loan that she used to complete the fine care that she gave to her coffee crops, had the opportunity to plant the nursery that she created ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaOmaira is a woman who, like many, acquired her business knowledge thanks to her parents. She makes a living producing and selling arepas, an activity she learned when she w...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesFlora is a businesswoman from Oroquieta in the Philippines. She runs a little sari-sari store and earns a meager income that is sufficient to support her family. Flora is a...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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