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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.
General StorePhilippinesTwenty-nine-year-old Ethel is a resident of Dulag, Leyte. She is married and has three children. The oldest child is 6, while the youngest is 1 year old respectively. E...Read their story >
PubColombiaDarío is a 69-year-old man who owns a neighborhood store which is very well known, since it has been passed down from generation to generation. It has become a family tradi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaZartar, a cook by profession, has been involved in a clothing sales business. To be financially secure and ensure a stable income for herself Zartar, started up this busin...Read their story >
PoultryEl SalvadorJosé, 42, studied until the fourth grade. He says that because of the armed conflict in El Salvador, he was unable to continue studying, as his family had to emigrate to a...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorIsrael is 44 years old and did not go to school. His canton did not have a school and you had to travel a long distance to study. It was an expense that his parents did not...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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