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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 StorePhilippinesMarivic is 41 years old and married with three children.
Marivic works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorJose is hairdresser and he also grows basic grains. He has 6 years of experience in his job as a hairdresser, which he learned from a friend in order to offer his service t...Read their story >
RestaurantUgandaAggrey is a 37-year-old man with three children, two of whom are attending school. He does a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) business as his source of income. He has done this ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorClaudia is 34 years old and lives with her husband and their two children. She didn't have the opportunity to go to school, but she learned to read and write after taking s...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaNarine is an experienced agronomist from Margahovit village of the Lori region. She lives with her husband, her three little children, and her elderly and retired mother-in...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.
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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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