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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.
TailoringPhilippinesWhenuna is 53 years old and married with three children. She is a very hardworking entrepreneur. Whenuna has a dressmaking business in the Philippines. She requested a ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of seven children, Ligaya works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fro...Read their story >
Soft DrinksSierra LeoneLansana, 37 years old, is married, and has 3 children aged 11, 8 and 4. He has one additional dependent who lives with him, staying with him for schooling. In 2009, Lansan...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaMeet Nur Hamid. He lives together with his five family members in Magelang, a city in Central Java province in Indonesia that is famous for its 9th century Buddhist tem...Read their story >
Used ShoesUgandaHarriet is married with four children, and three of them go to school. She has no additional family members. She sells used shoes at the market on a retail basis 6 days a w...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.
- Follow your loan.
You’ll get periodic updates about the progress of your loan, including repayments as they become available.
- Do it all again!
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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