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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.
Animal SalesTajikistanFazilat is married and has two children. She is a person who always tries to earn money and provide a better life for her children. When they were little, she began her own...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorElmer is 34 years old. He studied until his bachelor's degree. He is married and his wife is in domestic work for a living. They have three children and two of them study i...Read their story >
Beauty SalonKenyaPekeshe operates a beauty salon to earn a living and support her family, operating at the market where passersby and town dwellers are her customers. With the loan she...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAzhar runs a small stall which sells groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Azhar lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Azhar is married ...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanKumush is kind woman who is a widowed. She is a careful mother of 3 children. Kumush has been busy growing agricultural products during many years. Kumush has her own land ...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.
- Do it all again!
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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