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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.
Grocery StoreHondurasDilma, 52, is a single mother with 2 children. She lives in a town in the municipality of Macuelizo, in the department of Santa Barbara. Her business is a grocery store wh...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruMarcial is 44 years old. He lives with his wife in the area of Adelinas – Cayalti in their own home. It is a community with a varied climate with a friendly population. The...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesPhilippinesAs a married parent of four children, Analie works hard to support her family. She has a buy-and-sell fertilizer business in the Philippines, and also earns additional i...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDaniel is 74 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and their grandson who is 5 years old. He is a hardworking man who has made a living as a laborer for the pas...Read their story >
RetailSenegalReseau is a feminine promotion group of 12 people who all live in the same district and meet every two weeks to pay their subscriptions. This is their second loan and Mrs. ...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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