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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.
RetailNicaraguaJesús Antonio is a single adult who is originally from one of the towns in Chinandega, which is located in the western part of the country. The predominant trades are reta...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineAbdallah is a 32-year-old married man from Jabalia city. He lives with his wife and three kids; two sons and one daughter, in a small simple house. He works as an employee ...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaLoice is 45 years old, married to Titus, and supports a family of four. She runs a butcher shop in the Kapsabet area. This has been her income generating business for the l...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis group consists of 8 group leader farmers in Kakamega North District with Ashira selected as the Kiva representative. Ashira has volunteered to be the Kiva group repre...Read their story >
Food StallColombiaCindy is an active, enterprising, and helpful young woman who is 19 years old. She makes a living working as an independent business woman. She has had a fast food stand fo...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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