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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.
FishingPhilippinesMelibeth is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fishing business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF to buy fishing materials for the maintena...Read their story >
Higher education costsPalestineMurad is a 22-year-old, single man from a village near Jenin City. He works as a farmer with his family in their agricultural land. They plants olive trees, which need a lo...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 45 years old. She is a single mother who is always looking for a way for her 16 and 13 year old children to get ahead in life. She is a woman who has fought for a l...Read their story >
Higher education costsParaguayWith much sacrifice, Gerardo is working and studying to obtain a degree, he hopes to work more to have more income to help his family. He is single and lives with his pare...Read their story >
HardwareEl SalvadorJuan is 41 years old. He lives in his own house with his two children and his life companion. He has a small hardware store that is located close to his house in a busy are...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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