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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesLorna is a married woman with four children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Lorna is 38 years old and has three children who are currently in school. Lorna has...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorCarolina, age 39, is an enterprising lady and the mother of five children (four boys and one girl). She studied until the second grade--she did not continue studying becau...Read their story >
SewingPhilippinesLilia is 71 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with 4 children, who are now adults. For her source of living, Lilia has been engag...Read their story >
SewingColombiaLuz is a hard-working and vigorous woman. She always looks for ways to get ahead in life.For many years Luz has earned a living as a seamstress. She learned this work by ...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodNicaraguaRoberto is a successful micro-business owner. He is 68 years old, married, and works selling firewood from his home. He launched this business three years ago using a loan ...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.
- 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 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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