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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.
PigsEl SalvadorGustavo is 42 years old and lives with his wife in their own home. For the past five years, he has made a living by raising pigs. He sells his products in various markets. ...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorJosé works selling hammocks, home entertainment shelving and sound systems when he gets orders for them, and various electrical appliances. He has made a living with this a...Read their story >
Plastics SalesPhilippinesRhona is a 39 year old, married woman and a mother of four children from Iloilo, Philippines. She earns a living through her retail business selling plasticware and househo...Read their story >
Home Products SalesGeorgiaTina is a 55-years-old married woman from Kulashi village. She lives with her two school-aged sons and mother-in-law, who receives a pension from the local government. Tina...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesA married parent of three children, Gina Marie works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and she earns additional income from he...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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