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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.
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorLuis, 36, studied until the end of high school, but due to financial reasons, couldn’t continue his education at university. He is married and his wife is a teacher. His ...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesAs a married mother of ten children, Ma. Nieva works hard to support her family. She has a tricycle transportation business in the Philippines, and also earns additional...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTajikistanAdolat is 46 years old and a businesswoman. She is a sweet woman and a mother to a 19-year-old daughter. She lives with her daughter in the Isfara District. Her husband is ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVardanush is from Zarinja village. She lives with her husband and three grown up children (ages 23, 24 and 26 years old). The whole family is engaged in agricultural activi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaDinora Eloísa lives in Santa Rosa municipality in the León department. In Santa Rosa the people are hard-working and looking for a way to live under better conditions. D...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Pamela, 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 Pamela, 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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