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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.
Home Products SalesPhilippinesThis is Kristine. She has faithfully paid back her previous loan, which she used for her business. She has been operating her own business for three years, and she earns we...Read their story >
Beauty SalonArmeniaMariam lives in Nor Kharberd village with her husband and little daughter Arevik (in the photo). Mariam is a cosmetologist with a higher education background and 12 yea...Read their story >
RetailGuatemalaLife has given her the opportunity to work selling groceries in a store. That’s what she was hoping for, not only for an open door but what was behind that door. What she f...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaMonica is a 37-year-old married woman with 2 children and 2 adopted children. She runs a beauty salon business in the town of Tala and runs a poultry farm. Her spouse, Henr...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMaliTIESSIRI is a group of the association BENKADI de TIELE. It is composed of women who know one another through ties of kinship and community. The women average 36 years of a...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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- Choose a borrower.
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 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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