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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 StoreTimor-LesteAn $800 loan is offered to Luisa to improve her business. Luisa opened her kiosk in 2011 with her own working capital of $300. She will use the loan to buy stock to keep in...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaEseta is a 58 year old widow with 4 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Eseta ne...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 38 years old and lives in her own home with her life partner and her 2 children of 12 and 5 years old. She is an enterprising woman who has made a living offering...Read their story >
TailoringYemenMahfoud, a 26-year-old single man living with his family in the city of Haja, Yemen, is a very active and responsible young man. He has a Diploma in Computer Sciences. Due ...Read their story >
ElectricianLebanonYoussef is a 30-year-old married father of three. He is a Palestinian refugee, and lives in a Palestinian refugee camp. Ten years ago, he started his own electricity mainte...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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