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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.
TailoringPakistanZuhra is a 41-year-old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan, residing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her spouse and four children. Her husband has been running his own tailoring...Read their story >
FishingVietnamHiền is 31 years old and she is married with 2 children. She lives and works in Hoang Hoa district, a rural area in Thanh Hoa province. Hiền has been a fisherman for 8...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaEric is a married man with 5 children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer and salary earner. He faces challenges of limited capital. Besides that, he has hopes of...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorRosa is 42 years old and only has a ninth-grade education. She couldn't continue her studies because of economic reasons, but with a lot of hard work she is making a good e...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRafael, who is 45 years old, works as a farmer. With what he obtains from his work, he manages to pay for the expenses that arise in his household. He lives in his own hous...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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