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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.
Shoe SalesGuatemalaDúo Emanuel de Santo Tomas This duo includes Rosa Amalia. She is 36 years old and sells shoes and women’s clothing from her shop in Santo Tomas. She’s done this for se...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaAge 46 and a resident of the Thmor Koul district of Battambang province, Savy is a married mother blessed with four children. She earns a living via rice farming and a payi...Read their story >
PigsColombiaOmar is a humble man who is married and has three children. Over 12 years ago he decided to buy and raise pigs on the farm where he works. The owner of the farm has allot...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanRehana is a 43-year-old married woman. She has been involved in the business of selling cloth in her locality for a period of about nine years. She buys cloth in different...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanShohnoza was born in 1979. She is a hardworking woman. She lives with her family in a rural area. Shohnoza always has wanted to organize her own business and in this wa...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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