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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.
TaxiGeorgiaZurab is a 32-year-old married man. He lives in a small village of Khashuri district with his wife, two sons and parents. Zurab is involved in a husbandry business. He has ...Read their story >
PropertyGeorgiaLevan is 34-year-old married man. He lives with his parents, wife and sister in Batumi, the seaside of Georgia. His parents are provided with a retirement pension and his s...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJosephe is 46 years old and lives in the town of Lira in the Soroti region of Uganda. He is married and has seven children who are all currently in school. For the past 10 ...Read their story >
Used ShoesBoliviaMaria is 35 years old, married and has three children aged 12, 10, and 8. She sells second-hand sports shoes. She sells her products at the busy "16 de Julio" market in the...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanUbaydullo is very clever and hardworking. He is 21 years old. He is not married and lives with parents. He graduated school with excellent marks and entered Khujand State U...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Andreas, 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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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 Andreas, 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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