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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 StoreEl Salvador35-year old Paz has a grade 9 education. She is married to a businessman, and they have three children, two of whom attend school. The third one is still to young to go to ...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMa. Riza is from Carles, Iloilo. She is 26 years old, with a one-year-old baby boy. Ma. Riza has been been engaged in a fishing business for four years now to support her f...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorAda is 40 years old. She lives with her family, which consists of her and her four children. She owns a store, where she sells a variety of basic staples. She has 4 years o...Read their story >
Food StallBolivialas Intocables loan group will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II communal bank. The group is made up of eight members and is l...Read their story >
FoodBurundiJérémie is a member of the Ntabunebwe group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 37 and is married to Pascasie, a flooring seller. They have five children together, aged from one...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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, like Paul, 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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