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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.
SewingSamoaMatauaina is a 40 year old woman who is unmarried with four children. She has a small business sewing business and to earn extra income, she also has a small plantation. Sh...Read their story >
VehicleMongoliaMungunsuld, 25 years old, lives with his wife and child in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been breeding and selling dogs since 2011. His wife is a co...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineAlexander is 44 years old. He is married and has two daughters. Alexander has worked with greenhouse farming in Bolshaya Kardashinka for 20 years. He grows early and late v...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaría decided to set up a small store in her home a few years ago. With her sales she manages to pay some of the household expenses that come up. She lives in her own hou...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaPaskali is a forty-two-year old hardworking man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. His main business is farming, alongside beer selling. He started this business to increase h...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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