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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.
PubTogoKomlan is married to a reseller and the father of three children who all go to school. He sells drinks to meet the needs of his family. He stocks up at the Lomé brewery. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEvelyn is 42 years old and married with four children, two of whom are in school. Evelyn works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines an...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruPercy lives in the District of Los Aquijes. He is 37 years old and lives with his wife and four children who he loves dearly. For this reason, he works very hard in order...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaAnas runs a small stall selling mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. Anas lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Anas is single...Read their story >
RetailKenyaJanet is a married woman with 5 children between the ages of 5 to 20 years old. She operates a retail business to sell second-hand clothing and curtains. She has been i...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Allison, 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, like Allison, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with 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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