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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.
Food StallEl SalvadorPaula is 50 years old and resides in her own home with her children. She has an eatery that is located in front of her house in a very busy area. Paula has many customers...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesAzerbaijanElnur lives with his wife and two children in the Baku region. But he has been an Internally Displaced Person From Fuzuli city over 20 years. Elnur is 31 years old. His eld...Read their story >
Food MarketPhilippinesAs a married parent of six children, Babylou works hard to support her family. She has a buy and sell of frozen foods business in the Philippines and earns additional in...Read their story >
Beauty SalonBeninThe group GBEGNON 1 is composed of three persons whose members live in the same town. The group’s representative, Diane Dossi (with a hand raised in the photo), is 34 years...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruSilvia is an entrepreneurial woman. She is 35 years old, single, and she does not have children. She lives in Ica with her family. For almost one year she has worked as a c...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.
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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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