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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorImelda is 25 yeas old and has lived in her own home for 10 years. She lives with her two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. She is a woman who does not gi...Read their story >
DairyAlbaniaRrok is a 58-year-old villager and father of four; 24 is the oldest and 12 the youngest. He wants to add one more dairy cow to his existing herd of two. Agriculture and ...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaKellen is a hard working lady, age 40, hailing from the village of Biharwe in Kashari Mbarara district. She is a widow and has a kiosk selling juice and water. She has b...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruJuan is a young man who has recently become a father, and he wants to give his son the best of everything. He works as a field hand in his native city of Santiago. He i...Read their story >
General StorePakistanRizwan 35, runs a general store in Karachi. Having started this business at a very young age, he has become good at it. He has captured a good population in his commun...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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