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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.
General StorePhilippinesFortunata is 56 years old and widowed with three children, one of whom is in school. Fortunata works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Phili...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanFiruz is a native of the J. Rumy district. He is an entrepreneurial and diligent young man, who has already turned 25 years old. Firuz is single and lives with his parents ...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanBashar is a 21-year-old university student majoring in civil engineering, and he is in his third year. He lives with his family which consists of eight members in Ajloun/Jo...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesYou could say Nidia was born into the car business. As the daughter of an auto mechanic, some of her earliest memories are of her and her father sitting in front of or unde...Read their story >
Fish SellingSierra LeoneThis is 48 year-old Yatta. She is married and has 2 children aged 23 and 10 years old. In 2002, Yatta established her frozen fish business. She began her business becau...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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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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