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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 StoreNicaraguaLuis has been working in his activity selling basic goods and grains from a room of his house for the past 20 years. He is a hard working client, single and in charge of hi...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorSilvia is 53 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and child. She has had a small store located in her residence for a number of years. She has a lot of cli...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 >
Beauty SalonColombiaIn her everlasting search for a better life and more financial stability for her two children aged 3 and 9, Cindy opened her nail and hair business in her home in the munic...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaKevin is a married man. He has one child. He describes himself as ambitious. He operates a retail business where he sells clothes and shoes. He has been involved in this bu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Philip, 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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