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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.
Auto RepairNicaraguaOn reaching his fourth year of secondary school, Rey de Jesús found himself needing to leave school due to his financial problems. He swapped his studies for tools to fix b...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaSaumu appreciates the support of the previous loan, which helped her to boost her business. She has operated a fruit and vegetable stall business, selling from home to her ...Read their story >
TailoringGuatemalaSan Pedro La Laguna is a picturesque town on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlán in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank's “Mayas” Gro...Read their story >
VehiclePhilippinesJaneth works as a housekeeper, while her husband operates their transportation services business in order to make a living. She also has a backyard garden and raises pigs t...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruTenorio is 63 years old, married, and has no children. He lives with his family in a rural area that is located in the district of Oyotún, province of Chiclayo, Lambayeque...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Jonathan, 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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