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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.
FarmingBoliviaJose is married and has two children. He lives in an adobe house that he owns in Avichaca, along with his parents. The house has electricity and running water.
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Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanSughra is a 47-year-old married woman. For the past 15 years, she has been involved in the business of selling cloth. She purchases cloth of different varieties at low pric...Read their story >
PhotographyIndiaSarat is a 24-year-old differently able man who lives with his father and mother in a small village of Nayagarh district of Odisha, India. He started a photo studio in ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruCesar is a 39-year-old person who has always struggled in life. He is a bachelor and lives with his family in Nazca. Due to life's circumstances, he was unable to study...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaLyudmila is a farmer from the village of Shaghat in the Syuniq region. She lives with her husband, who receives a retirement pension. To supplement this and to earn an inco...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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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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