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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 Products SalesColombiaCarolina, at 20 years of age and with her whole future ahead of her, is searching for a way to generate an income through sales that will enable her to continue studying an...Read their story >
Higher education costsBoliviaThe person in the photo is Juan Carlos, a young father from Cochabamba in Bolivia. He lives in Punata, a province located 45km from Cercado, the capital of Cochabamba. From...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaAgnes operates a vegetable stall business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other vegetable stall operators in her busine...Read their story >
FarmingUkraineAlexei is a very pleasant, uncomplicated, and hardworking fellow. He and his family live in Kamenka-Dneprovskaya, Ukraine. He raises vegetables, and earns a supplemental ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSilvia is requesting more capital for her business selling pupusas [corn cakes with fillings]. She will buy condiments, fried pork, farmer's cheese, corn, oil and propane g...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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