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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.
FarmingCambodiaPach, 34, is a mother of two schoolchildren living in Kampong Cham province. To support her family, she earns an income by growing cassava and from rice cropping. Moreover,...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaSaili is a 27-year-old married woman with 1 child. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this business. Saili needs ...Read their story >
JewelryPhilippinesClarynce is a businesswoman from Baybay. She is 29 years old, married, and has the expertise in selling. She runs a little boutique and earns a meager income that suffi...Read their story >
CattleAzerbaijanIlham is a 31-year-old man. He is married with a child who will go to the first class in the next year. They are living in Asagi Seyidahmadli village in the Fuzuli region b...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanZarina is a 45-year-old married woman with 5 children. Her husband is a laborer, and it was very tough for Zarina to manage her household needs with her husband's small...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.
- Follow your loan.
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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