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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.
ServicesEl SalvadorBuenaventura is a 38 year old woman. She is known in the community for her constant struggle and desire to succeed both personally and with her family. She has a small fa...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanJabeen is 31 years old, a married woman and the mother of five children. Her husband is a driver by profession and provides transportation services using his three-wheeled ...Read their story >
AgricultureGeorgiaKonari is 63 years old. He lives in the village of Bolkvi with his wife and his grown daughter and son-in-law. Konari is busy with agricultural activities. He grows grapes ...Read their story >
Traveling SalesNicaraguaJairo is married with three young children. He is originally from the municipality of Chinandega which is located in the western part of the country where commerce and tour...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMargaret is 28 years old and married. She has two children, ages 4 years and 6 years. She describes herself as a confident individual. She operates a grocery store wher...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.
- 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 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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