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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/SalesPhilippinesAnnelyn is managing her eatery business in Ozamiz City. She mastered the business when she and her husband were in the early years of their marriage. This has been doing we...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLoun, 58, lives in Kampong Cham province and is a mother of six children. Nowadays, she needs to support four of her children. To support her living expenses, she grows cas...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMarcosa is married, and is 52 year old mother of two residing in Tangub City with her family. Her husband has a transportation services business while she runs a retail st...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesIrene is 46 years old and married with ten children. With five children currently in school, Irene works very hard to provide for them. Irene runs a general store in the...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesMaria Ana is aged 50 and a single mother. She manages a mini boutique in her house and earns a net income of 4,000 PHP monthly. Her net income from this business is usually...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Olisa, 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 Olisa, 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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