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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorBoanerges is 46 years old, married, and has three children. He works in animal husbandry; he purchases cattle and resells it. He learned this work when he was very young si...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaAsofou is 58 years old and single with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMiguel, 48, studied up to seventh grade. He had to quit school due to the armed conflict that devastated the country. He could no longer go to school, he shares, because at...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanRaheela, aged 26, has been involved in a embroidered cloth selling business for about ten years. She buys a variety of printed and embroidered clothing from the main city m...Read their story >
RetailKenyaPolibenin is a married woman. She has six children with ages ranging from 3 years to 16 years. She describes herself as business-oriented. She operates a retail busines...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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- Choose a borrower.
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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