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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanAinagul is 54 and married with four children. She has a specialist high school education as a cook and technologist and works in animal husbandry and agriculture as the pri...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesVictoria makes a profit growing rice and has a palay trading business to sell rice. She will use 50,000 PHP to renovate her home with new roofing and a wide space to store ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaDomingo is 33 years old, and he has great aspirations to get to know his community and everyone who visits the business that he runs with such effort and dedication. He is...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesYemenAli requested his first loan to repair and maintain his bus, which now works very well. After he finished the repayment of all the installments of the first loan, Ali reque...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaThan, 39, lives in Pursat province and is a mother of three children. She struggles for a living via rice cropping, and it earns her about 28,800 KHR per day to support her...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Volkan, 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 Volkan, 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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