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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoEdita is a single young woman who lives with her entire family. Although she is still a student, she also works as a photographer in order to earn a living. She hopes that ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesEditha is a 52-year-old married woman and a mother of three children from Concepcion, Iloilo. Editha has been engaged in a fishing business with her husband for several ye...Read their story >
DairyKosovoShefki lives in a small village, is married and is the father of six children. He is a dairy farmer, keeping cows and selling the milk and other dairy products to earn a li...Read their story >
DairyKenyaThis is John. He is a dairy farmer in Awasi, Kisumu, Kenya. He developed a passion for cows from his father who reared indigenous cattle. The cows produced milk that he sol...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPhilippinesAnacleta is a 63-year-old married woman and a mother of four grown-up children from Leyte, Philippines. She is engaged in firewood vending and vegetable farming. Anacleta i...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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- Choose a borrower.
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, 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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