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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.
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesA married parent of three children, Gina Marie works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and she earns additional income from he...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanAlmash is 50, married, and the mother of three children. She has a high school education and works as a nanny at a boarding house, earning 7,500 som (KGS) per month. She ha...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad is a 21-year-old university student, majoring in Historical Resources maintenance and management. He is in his third year. He is seeking to finish his studies and ...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis is Joseph. He is a small-scale farmer in Kiambu county, Kenya. He is married and blessed with three children. He is committed to having the best for his family. He h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 65 years old and completed second grade in school. She is married and has children, the two oldest have their own families. Her husband died several years ago. Mar...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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 John, 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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