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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.
ClothingColombiaGloria is a 39-year-old woman and is mother of two children, who are 20 and 13 years old. It is her dream to let them have a university education and, thanks to her busines...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMa. Nueda works hard to support her family. Ma. Nueda is married and has a fishing/fish vending business in the Philippines. Ma. Nueda requested a PHP 19,000 loan throug...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesThis is Olivia and she owns and operates a variety store business to earn a living. She has been successful in this business for six years, and she repaid her previous loan...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorVictor, 40, lives in his own house with his wife and three children. He has worked cultivating cucumbers and tomatoes for 20 years, whilst also raising chickens. When his h...Read their story >
FarmingAzerbaijanMehriban is 49 years old and married. She is the mother of two sons. She works in agriculture, growing mainly onions and carrots (on one hectare), a business she has had fo...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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