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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.
Grocery StoreEcuadorThis is Elena's third loan with the field partner, FODEMI. She says that with the opportunity offered by the first borrowed capital, she was able to open a diner 3 years ag...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesYemenThis group is called Om Asem Al- Wahda. It consists of four women, living in Sana'a, Yemen. They asked for a loan of 220,000 YER from AMB. Nada is a 31-year-old married wom...Read their story >
FoodColombiaLuis is a old man who has struggled through his life. He lives in the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia with his wife. He is a hard-working man, and he has been making and sell...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEfren is 65 years old and married with nine children. He works very hard to provide for them. He runs a general store in the Philippines and has requested a PHP 20,000 loan...Read their story >
General StorePakistanNasreen has successfully built her general store business with the support of Kashf Foundation and Kiva. She has attained a good number of customers and makes a good amount...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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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 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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There are 4,255 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.