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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.
FoodGhanaThis group is made up of two members getting stronger all the time, and they are on their seventh loan. They remain determined to continue working with the group, because t...Read their story >
CobblerEl SalvadorJosé is 48 years old and lives with his wife and their three children in a house that they own. For the past 25 years, he has worked making shoes. His workshop is located...Read their story >
Mobile PhonesMongoliaMrs. Munkhtuya, 26 years old, lives with her husband and son in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. She has been selling mobile phones to local people since 2013. He...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorCelso is a farmer. He learned this trade from his grandfather when he was 15 years old, as he enjoyed spending time with his grandfather when he was young. Nowadays Celso i...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBianca, who is 54 years old, sells shaved ice snacks in various neighborhoods. With what she obtains from her work, she manages to pay the expenses that arise in her househ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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 perhaps get someone else involved by giving 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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