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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.
RetailEcuadorMaria Monserrate is from the City of Quevedo. She started out with some money that her son gave her, which allowed her to purchase clothing, and since then the business ha...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanGulsana is 32 years old, married, and raising four children with her husband. Gulsana has a higher education. She works as a lead social development specialist. To make ext...Read their story >
VehiclePeruOscar lives in the town of Imperial. In order to make ends meet, he works as a security guard for a small company in his city. He attributes his success to his sense of res...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanDarikhan is 43 years old and married. She and her husband have four children. Her sons are now in Russia as migrant workers, and the youngest daughter attends secondary sch...Read their story >
Plastics SalesGhanaJuliana, who is in her early 40s, is single and has two children who go to school. She has run a business selling plastic products since 2008. She works from 8:00 a.m. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kylie Willison, 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 Kylie Willison, 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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