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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 Production/SalesSamoaFaitele is a 20-year-old single woman with no children. She makes and sells ice-cakes in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this business. ...Read their story >
DairyKenyaRichard, 39, is a smallholder dairy farmer in Eldoret, home to many of the world-class marathon Kenyan runners. He is a husband and a father to two boys and two girls. Rich...Read their story >
JewelryEl SalvadorRosalva, 37 years old, is a widow. She lives in her own house with her two children: an 18 year old girl and a 15 year old boy. She is an enterprising woman who works selli...Read their story >
TransportationPakistanBushra is a 44-year-old, married woman, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She has requested a loan for her husband; he provides services carrying luggage from one pla...Read their story >
Barber ShopPakistanAbdullah lives in Karachi. He is 40 years old, married, and has five children. He is a barber by profession, as seen in the picture, and has run a barber shop 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.
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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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