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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 ExpensesUgandaGodfrey is a hard-working man with 2 children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He sells milk, matooke and timber, and at the same time earns a salary. He faces the challenge ...Read their story >
BricksUgandaJohn is a 42-year-old married man with one child living in Masindi, Uganda. John deals in brick laying. He started the business to cater for the family's needs since the ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesMozambiqueNelson is a cashier at the gas station in the area where he lives and he is also an entrepreneur. He is 37 years old and is a divorced father of one child who attends prim...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorWilian is 33 years old, and he studied up to third grade. He is currently in a relationship, and his wife works in household chores, because she has to spend more time at h...Read their story >
ClothingSenegalThe ’banc villageois’ was set up on May 14, 2008, the day of its inauguration. It is composed of women who are very dedicated to developing their revenue-generating busines...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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