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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 StorePhilippinesWilma is 43 years old and married with four children. She works very hard to provide for them. Wilma runs a general store in the Philippines, and requested a PHP 10,000 ...Read their story >
CattleEl SalvadorJose is grateful for the help Kiva has provided him by means of Padecomsm. The loans have allowed him to keep improving his business and his family's living conditions...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruMairol is a hard-working young man. He is 21 years old, single and lives in Pachacamac with his family. Mairol's greatest motivation in life is his family. It is for the...Read their story >
BookstoreBoliviaJosefina is married and has one son. She lives in La Paz in a brick and mortar house that she rents. Josefina works at a bookstore, which she owns. Josefina would like a lo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaSaturninio used the last loan from Kiva to put railings round the porch where he lives. He has now paid off the loan and has achieved his goal of improving the security of...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.
- 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 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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