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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.
General StoreParaguayEsteban is from the city of Pilar. He is a businessman. He is married and has a daughter, and he comments that he has a shop where he sells basic necessities and other prod...Read their story >
Soft DrinksPeruLita, age 49, is a single mother with four children. Three of the children are grown and independent. She only has one child, age seven, living with her. She has her own...Read their story >
RestaurantBoliviaSeñora Vilma is 35 years old. She is single and has three dependent children who study in a public school. She lives in the northern part of Cochabamba. She completed hig...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruRosa, age 48, lives in the Cayaltí district. The population there works in agriculture, commerce, and with livestock. It is two hours from the city of Chiclayo on the nor...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorIris has decided to apply for another loan to improve her shop. She plans to buy drinks, sweetcorn, meat, sweets and oil which means she will have the products she needs fo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Aliyah, 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 Aliyah, 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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