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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 ExpensesGeorgiaMadona is 40-year-old married woman. She lives in Gonio, seaside of Georgia, with her family (husband and 3 daughters). She graduated from pedagogical college and works as ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarta is 45 years old. She lives with her life partner, her daughter, and two grandchildren, ages 2 and 6. She is a very hardworking woman who earns a living selling tortil...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaAmadu is a Babban Gona farmer from Pegi. Amadu is driven by one goal: to “become the most profitable farmer in my community.” It is this ambition that led Amadu to join Bab...Read their story >
Food MarketHondurasMirna is a very enterprising person. She lives with her husband and children in a community in the south of Honduras. Her business for the past 10 years has been a grocery ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweMoleen is an 18-year-old businesswoman in the Mudzi District of Zimbabwe. She has been successfully operating a flea market stall for the past 18 months using capital from ...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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