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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.
ComputersPeruOscar is a young man with a great desire to get ahead. He works as a security guard in the municipality of his native city, Sayan. Due to the few resources in his househo...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaFaalagilagi is 30 years old and married with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesJordanBecause Hanan is a conservative lady, she asked her husband to take her place in the picture. Hanan is a 31-year-old married woman and the mother of five sons and daughters...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesAnsel needs a loan to help manage employee payroll and build up his credit. Some people struggle with how to fill their retirement time – not Ansel. “I just wanted to cont...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLiliana works for a private business, and with what she obtains from her work, she manages to pay the expenses that arise in her household. She lives in her own house with ...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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