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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 MarketKenyaThis is Bidala. She is a married woman with seven children. Two are in school and five are adults. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. Bidala has ope...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsTajikistanHulkarkhon was born in 1986. She is a smart and hardworking woman. Hulkarkhon has a higher education. She is a teacher. She teaches computing and its uses to pupils. She ha...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesDisdada joined Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative in 2012 and appreciates the programs, services and continuing education of the Co-op. She is a member in good standing and ...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaFlorence has operated a cereal shop business, selling household consumables like wheat, beans, rice and MAIZE grains. She cites theft and competition as her major challenge...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesArmeniaArtyom is 33 years old and lives in Vanadzor city in the Lori region of Armenia. He is married and has a newborn son. He lives with his parents. His father is retired, his ...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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