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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.
AgricultureKenyaThis is Simon. He is married and a father of two. He undertakes farming of Broccoli and Tomatoes in Kiambu, Kenya. He has been in farming for the last 6 years and supports ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaJohn is a 42-year-old male Ugandan married to Eva. They have two children aged 22 and 19. All of the children are in school. John is a cattle keeper and also grows crops...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorLeonidas is 54 years old, and we are going to tell his story in these few words. He is a farmer who, with his wife, has fought and given mutual support. They have nine ...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneMeet Fatmata, a 40-year-old woman from Krotown Western urban area in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children. In 2008, Fatmata established her retail business. She ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweSithabiso is a 19-year-old businesswoman from the Binga District of Zimbabwe. For the past eight months, she has been selling clothes at her flea market. Further, she assi...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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