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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.
Clothing SalesYemenIbrahim is a 54-year-old married man and a father of six children, living with them in a poor area in Haja city, Yemen. Ibrahim is an uneducated man, but he is dynamic and ...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorThis young woman's face has been blurred because she is 23 years old and lives in a high risk area. For many years she has owned a store located in her house. She lives in ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPeruEleopoldo, 48, is married with 2 children. He lives in a small house in Laynas, a rural town in La Matanza. (La Matanza is a region along the northern coast of Peru.) Th...Read their story >
Higher education costsCambodiaKhama is a 21-year-old student and is studying Accounting at a University. She lives in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Due to a lack of financial support, Khama would like t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMonica is a married woman, and she has one child. She describes herself to be determined. Monica operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involv...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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