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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.
Soft DrinksSierra LeoneIn the photo are members of the “Medeco” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Magburaka, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepr...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaArmine lives in Kapan city in the Syunik region. She graduated from the piano department of Kapan State Art College. For ten years she worked at the city art school as a mu...Read their story >
Souvenir SalesNicaraguaAlena is a friendly and enterprising woman. She is 44 years old, married and has seven children. Two of her children are adults while the other five are teenagers, and curr...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA citizen of Battambang province, Chatra is 33 years old. She has two children and they are still in school. For her household, rice farming has been the sole source of her...Read their story >
Shoe SalesEl SalvadorJosé lives with his 47 year old wife and their children of 19 and 24 years of age. They share the warmth of a solid and united home. He sells used clothing, sandals, flip-...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.
- Follow your loan.
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 perhaps get someone else involved by giving 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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