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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesTeresita is juggling a business and supervising the renovation of her home. Teresita hopes to live comfortably with a house of good roofing supported by her loan of PHP 49,...Read their story >
Home Products SalesEl SalvadorBerta is a hardworking and responsible woman. For the last few years she has made a living by selling disinfectants. Her business is located in her home, but she also sells...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesHer name is Glenda, age 42, resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. She is married to Edward, a tricycle driver, and has four children. The eldest is working and the other...Read their story >
Higher education costsIndonesiaEri would like to study at the Academy of Maritime Nusantara and work in a large port in Indonesia. He comes from the village of Onozitoli, in the northern part of the isl...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSat is 55-year-old married woman from a rural area located in the Bovel district of Battambang province,. She has four children, two of whom attend school. The primar...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.
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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 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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