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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.
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNargis is a 46-year-old married woman. Three years ago, she started her own business selling cloth in her locality to contribute to the family income. Her husband is a weld...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMehriniso lives in the Shaartuz region. She's 48 and married. She has decided to start up a new business to bring in some new income for the family. She wants to start a...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesErlinda is 54 years old and married with three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 23,000 lo...Read their story >
General StoreIndiaAn early bird catches a worm and these eight tribal women rise at the break of the dawn and engage themselves in household chores and their income activity. They also calle...Read their story >
Grocery StoreEl SalvadorMaría has decided to request a new loan to buy oil, detergent, soap, drinks, sweets, rice, beans etc. to add to the stock of her convenience store, meet customer demand and...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Joan , 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 Joan , 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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