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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 ExpensesPhilippinesKirk is 41 years old and lives in San Nicolas Tudela,Philippines. He is married with 2 children. Kirk is a farmer and earns approximately 5,000 each month. He has req...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanZarina is 44 years old and the mother of four children. She went into the business of selling cloth because her husband’s income was not enough to meet her family's basic n...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 43 years old, hard-working and managed to complete high school. She has a daughter whom she raised alone, and who now lives in the US. Ana makes a living selling ...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsEl SalvadorWith the previous loan, José obtained tools and materials that have helped him to offer better service to his customers, and thus he has a better economic condition with wh...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweTilda is an 18-year-old businesswoman from the Mudzi District of Zimbabwe. She has been running her grocery business for the past year. Tilda supplies the community with su...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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