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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.
LivestockVietnamLượng is 41 years old and a married mother of three. For five years, she has been raising poultry and cattle. One of her main business difficulties is a lack of capital. ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSaren is 38 years old and a mother blessed with two children. She and her entire family reside in Kampong Cham province’s Tbaung Khmum district where her rice is grown. Thi...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaDarío is an older person who still has a desire to work. He is a widower. Because of several life reasons, he was only able to study up until elementary school. He lives in...Read their story >
ServicesColombiaAll anyone who wants to succeed and thrive in life needs is the desire and motivation to do it. Luis is a man who was born and raised in the country, but who knows that a l...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaNight is 38 years old and lives in the town of Lyantonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 ...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.
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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 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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