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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 Production/SalesPhilippinesMargarita is married and has six children. She works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines and earns additional income from selling...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaSinafoailuga is a 23-year-old married woman with no children. She makes and sells barbeque in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this busi...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaLawrence is a 40-year-old man living in Masindi, Uganda. He deals in produce, buying and selling such things as soya beans and maize, depending on the season. He started th...Read their story >
Beauty SalonTanzaniaJACKLINE, who is in her early 20's, is single. She has been running a beauty salon for one year now. She works from 8am to 8pm daily and is able to make a fair monthly pr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaLamulatu is a hardworking, 25-year-old lady from Kacence, a suburb in the Mbarara municipality. She dropped out of school to help her grandmother with farming because she c...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.
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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 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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