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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.
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorMaritza, 37, lives with her husband and her two daughters. She earns a living selling fruits and vegetables, and she has 15 years of experience in the job. She's locate...Read their story >
ElectricianPakistanTasleem is the age of 35, living with her husband in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of five children. Her husband owns an electrician shop in whi...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSamoaSapini is 59 years old and married with nine children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ha...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJose, aged 33, has been making a living growing vegetables for a number of years. He sells his products at the various markets near his home. With the income he obtains fro...Read their story >
CafeSamoaLemalie is a 41-year-old single mother with 7 children. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Lemali...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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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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