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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.
Grocery StoreNicaraguaKarla is 38 years and is the single mother of two school-aged children. She has a college degree in international relations, but due to a lack of employment she started a s...Read their story >
Used ClothingSenegalSOPE SEYDI DIAMIL is a [special] women's group composed of ten persons, who live in the same district and work in the same businesses. They meet each weekend to command the...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaKusumah lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. Kusumah manages a small shop selling drinks, gas stoves and mobile phone airtime credit. Kusumah is married and...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaGilberto is 29 years old, married and the father of a 9 year old son who studies in the local school where they live in the North of Nicaragua. For the past ten years he ha...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesArmeniaKarine is 58 years old and lives in the city of Dilijan. She is not married and she lives alone. She had a vocational education, and then for many years she worked for the ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Janie, 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 Janie, 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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