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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorVilma is 42 years old and lives in her own house with her children. For the past 5 years she has been selling fruit like tamarinds, carao (both tropical local fruits), mang...Read their story >
Shoe SalesHondurasMarcos is 66 years old and lives with his life partner with whom he has four children. He lives in San Pedro Sula together with two of his children. Previously, Marcos work...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorZoila, who is 64 years old, lives in her own house with her husband. For several years she has had a shop in her home. She has a lot of customers because of the wide range ...Read their story >
CattleArmeniaFrido is 47 years old, and he lives in Yerevan. He has a large family. He is the father of three children. His oldest daughter is a student, and his two other children are ...Read their story >
RetailPeruYsolina is 58 years old. She lives together with her husband and children in the Cayaltí district, a community with people who work in agriculture, trade, and cattle. It ...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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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 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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