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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.
TransportationPhilippinesCriselda is married with two children in adult age. She is 50 years of age and has a transportation type of business. She earns approximately PHP 15,000 per month. Criselda...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanZokir lives with his family in the high mountains of Tajikistan. He is a very caring man. Zokir is married and is raising two young children. He has been raising livestock ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLina works hard to support her family. Lina is married and has a general store business in the Philippines. She requested a 15,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) loan through N...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorTeresa is 34 years old. She lives with her husband and their five children, aged 16, 15, 11, 6 and 4 months. Teresa has a business selling a variety of clothes, both for me...Read their story >
RetailUgandaMatia is 26 years old and is married with two children living in Kasese, Uganda. He runs a retail shop with general merchandise. He has been in this business since 2010 and...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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