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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.
Food MarketSierra LeoneMeet Aminata, who has a table at a busy market place from which she sells onions, palm oil, rice, sugar, gari, fish and other ingredients. These are bought by her customers...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanYryskan is 50 years old, married and raising 5 children together with her husband. Yryskan has a secondary education and, to provide the primary source of income for her fa...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorCarlo is still working in agriculture and requests a new loan to buy fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, and manure to prepare the land and develop his plants. He hopes ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the BENKADI 1 group are married women and they are, on average, 40 years old with five children each. Most of them live in traditional families in Niarad...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorRogelio is 61 years old and studied as far as sixth grade. He has a partner and she looks after the house. They have had 3 children together and they all live with them in ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Judy Webster, 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 Judy Webster, 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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