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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruAntonio is young and single, with great ambition to improve his situation. He works in construction in his hometown, Guadalupe. He is a very reliable, honest, and industrio...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSonia owns a store which offers clothing and basic staples to her customers. She learned to run a business from her family. She is open from 6 in the morning until 7 in the...Read their story >
TaxiArmeniaHovik is 38 years old, and he lives in Kapan city of Syunik region. He has a higher education; he is a specialist in radio technology. He worked for many years at the Kapan...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLuisa is married, has one child who attends school, and lives in Dinalungan, Aurora. She operates a sari-sari store. Her husband drives a bus. Luisa requested a loan f...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorElvira is 45 years old and studied up to Grade 5. She is married and her husband works in agriculture with cattle. She has 5 children, 3 of whom are studying and the other ...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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