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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 StallKenyaMary operates a food kiosk business, selling maize flour, rice and cooking fat to her neighbours and passersby. She mentions high costs and seasonality as her major challe...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVirgilia is 52-years-old and married with five children. With two children currently in school, Virgilia works very hard to provide for them. Virgilia runs a general sto...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaAbdulrahamani, who is in his late 30s, is married, with one child who is still at school. He has been running a gengeduka (a shop selling fruits, vegetables, and dry goods)...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesDemocrito signed up for his membership with PMPC and obtained the needed capital to start his snack vending business. He is thankful for the capital that was extended to a ...Read their story >
General StoreSierra LeoneGreetings from Sierra Leone! This is 29-year-old Bayuku from Wara Wara, Freetown. He is married with 2 children. Bayuku runs a general stock business; he sells soft dri...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sunday, 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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- Choose a borrower.
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 Sunday, 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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