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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.
BakeryPeruCarlos, 25, is a young entrepreneur. He's single and lives with his family in the La Tinguiña district. Currently he's studying systems engineering at the university in h...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaBeatrice is a 28-year-old woman. She is married to Kizito, who provides additional income for the family. Together they are blessed with five children. Beatrice has been...Read their story >
PropertyUgandaMartin is a permanent resident of a city suburb in Kawempe Division, Kampala District, five kilometers from Kampala City Centre. His main source of income is from rental ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonClaudine is a 41-year-old mother of four, who opened a grocery store two years ago. The store helps to support the family's income to cover their necessary living needs. ...Read their story >
Food MarketHondurasMarvin is a 33 year old father of two children, has a home of his own, and lives in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For over 5 years he has worked in the...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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- Choose a borrower.
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 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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