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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.
Vehicle RepairsNicaraguaFélix Noel, age 29, lives in the town of El Sauce, where he grew up among his hard-working, humble family. He left school at a young age, choosing to work instead, emigrati...Read their story >
CerealsGhanaMeri is an active woman, 45 years old, from Nyohini, an area of Tamale, the Northern Regional capital city in Ghana. She is married and has four children. She is the first ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLeo is 47 years old and single. He works very hard to help his parents. He runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF to purcha...Read their story >
RestaurantSenegalCreated on 10 December 2012, the banc villageois is made up of women who desire to make their businesses prosper. The group members have a good connection, and they all hav...Read their story >
SewingBoliviaThe "Dragon de Oro" (Golden Dragon) lending group is entering it's 25th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación regional office. The group is comprised of 10 me...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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.
- Follow your loan.
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 Julie, 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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