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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.
Shoe SalesKenyaDavid is a single man. He describes himself to be opportunistic. He operates a retail business where he sells shoes. He has been involved in this business for three years. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMargarita is requesting the loan to buy zinc sheeting for the house that she is building. It has been the fruit of her work effort and her daughter’s. Her daughter helps ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaMelvin José is an adult who is married and has two young children who he still takes care of. He is from the municipality of Chinandega, located in the western part of the ...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMerlyn is a married woman, and a mother of four children from Leyte, Philippines. Merlyn is a fish vendor and has been in the business for more than nine years now. This is...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 33 years old and lives in a home of her own with her 8-year-old son. She is a very hardworking woman who works as a supervisor and salesperson of products via catal...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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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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