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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueMr. Macario is a member of the police force and a married father of 7 children, 4 of whom are in school. He lives in a house he owns and supports a grandson who lives with ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello Kiva lenders! Meet Patrick, a hardworking, dedicated and honest 55-year-old dairy farmer. As the key breadwinner of his family, with a wife and three children, he far...Read their story >
FarmingIndiaBudharaja Shg consists of 10 women from a small village in Odisha. They formed a group to help themselves share and solve their problems themselves. One of them is Padmini,...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaSandra Lisseth is the single mother of a minor child that she cares for. She is from Chinandega, located in the western part of the country. She has been very responsible...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUnited StatesMarcus is an exceptional person who has found hope, and inspires those around him despite tragic circumstances. As a young man, Marcus was a successful musician, working as...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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