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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.
Clothing SalesHondurasSeñora Santos is an enterprising woman who is dedicated to her clothing sales business. She has been selling new and second-hand clothing for 24 years. Her customers and ...Read their story >
DairyKenyaBett and his wife have worked on their cur¬rent farm situated in the outskirts of Litein town, Kenya, since 2008. Since then, their farm and family have grown in more ways ...Read their story >
CerealsUgandaEsther is 35 years old and lives in the town of Iganga in the Iganga region of Uganda. She is married and has three children, with two of them currently in school. For the ...Read their story >
ServicesPakistanShazia is 40 years old and a responsible mother of two daughters. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been running his own painting business for many years. ...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorFlor is 36 years old and is a very hard working person. She lives with her life companion who has a pension for his work as an employee. They do not have any children yet. ...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.
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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 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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