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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.
Food StallTanzaniaWitress is among the Kakakuona Group members who joined in 2008. She is a good member of her group, paying her credits well. She is married, in her early thirties, and live...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorEdras has improved his business with the help of loans. That is why he has decided to ask for more capital again to renew the inventory of the clothes he sells. He will buy...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaCalvin is 34 years old. He is married to Christine, and together, they support people in their family. Christine provides additional income for the family. Calvin sells ce...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesBoliviaDemetria lives in Cochabamba, in Chapare province. She is 54 years old and single. She is financially independent and sells plantain (suitable to make sweet cakes), oranges...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruThe Communal Bank “Virgen Natividad de Lares” is located in the District of Lares in Calca Province, which is in the Department of Cusco. One of the members is 32 years ...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.
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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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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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