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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.
TaxiPeruJuan is a very honest and hard-working person who has great desire to achieve more every day. He works as a taxi driver and offers his services all over his hometown of Ica...Read their story >
CraftsIndiaJagadish is an artist, a paddy farmer and a BCA graduate, proficient in designing software and volunteering in socio-developmental activities related to farmers and women's...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador30 year old Esmeralda lives in her own home along with her partner and their 2 kids who are 4 and 8 years old. She is an admirable woman who works hard and well every day ...Read their story >
Electrical GoodsUkraineVitaliy is married and the father of a 10-year-old son. Vitaliy sells electrical goods, and he has been involved in this business for ten years already. He has his own wa...Read their story >
Food MarketRwandaMoses is 30 years old. He is married and has four children between 10 and 3 years. Three of them go to school. He has a shop and has been running a business for the past f...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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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- Choose a borrower.
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 Carol Wilkerson, 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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