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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 ExpensesTajikistanKomila is a cheerful woman who is married with one 18-year-old son. Her husband works in a high school and earns a small salary. Komila took over providing for the family b...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruSulma is thirty-nine years old. She lives in the district of Salitral, which is located two hours from the city of Chiclayo on the northern coast of Peru. Many people who...Read their story >
Phone RepairTajikistanDavron is 43 years old. He is married. He has two children. They all live in the city of Khujand. This is also where Davron works. He works as a master finisher. He does re...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistan"Nothing is too late to start," said Ramazon and bravely decided to achieve his set goal. The man on this photograph is Ramazon. Despite is age (49 years old), Ramazon wa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNuria, 31 years old, studied until the ninth grade. She is married and her husband works as a day laborer in vegetables. Their two children live with her; the first is 16 y...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.
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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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