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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.
ServicesUnited StatesCecilia started Quest Home Helpers in 2014 with a mission to empower women and create tomorrow today. She provides contract-based services to elderly women, focused on home...Read their story >
RetailPakistanNosheen is a 29-year-old woman, and mother of two sons. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running a sweet shop where he sells a variety of sweets with...Read their story >
Shoe SalesPhilippinesMarilyn is a business minded woman who always dreams to succeed. She is 44 years of age, married, and has one child attending school. Marilyn’s husband is her partner in ma...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesOlivia hails from the municipality of Concepcion, Iloilo. She is married to a fisherman and has learned fishing as her livelihood to help raise seven children, who are aged...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Concepcion works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fr...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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