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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.
Charcoal SalesKenyaSaumu is a businesswoman who is very hardworking. She is married with six children, five of whom are in school and one is underage. She lives in her own house that has neit...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSokhon is a 43-year-old rural villager from the Moung Russey District of Battambang province, Cambodia. She is married and blessed with one son who is still in school. Ri...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportSenegalThis group was created in 2009. It is made up of members who live in the same commune, and work in small trading activities. Fatou, who is on the right of the photo with...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaRosa Argentina is a single mother of three adult children who are living on their own. She is from one of the municipalities in Chinandega, located in the western area of t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanSuha was born in 1973. She is married and is a mother of two. Since she has a sense of responsibility towards her family, she decided to support her husband with the househ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jill, 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 Jill, 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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