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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 Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSuleyma is 24 years old. She lives with her life's companion and her one year old daughter. She is a very tenacious woman who earns a living selling staple products such as...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasFatima is very happy, motivated and satisfied that, thanks to KIVA in partnership with the cooperative COMIXMUL, she invested her loan in her coffee crops and to pay labore...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorMarina, 54 years old, is hardworking and responsible, she makes a living selling soft drinks, juices, soda, and water. Her business is located in a very busy place, which i...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJosefa previously accessed a 25,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) loan that she used to purchase more quantities and varieties of grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed i...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaThe communal bank "Alto Villa Victoria" have started their 27th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II office. The group is made up of eight members and is run b...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sookie, 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 Sookie, 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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