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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.
Fish SellingTanzaniaEvaline is in her late thirties and is a mother of two daughters who are in school. For a period of six years now, Evaline has made a living by running a business selling f...Read their story >
CarpentryVietnamHa is a hardworking young woman who is a mother of three children. Two of them study in primary school and her youngest daughter is only 2 years old. Both Ha and her hu...Read their story >
Food StallSamoaMeretauutu is a 42-year-old married woman with five children. She runs a small business, selling snacks, finger foods, etc. in her community, and has been doing this for th...Read their story >
ClothingBoliviaFlorencio lives in his own house with his wife and children in the city of La Paz. He makes jackets for a living, which he sells according to agreements that he makes with ...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaFlorence has operated a cereal shop business, selling household consumables like wheat, beans, rice and MAIZE grains. She cites theft and competition as her major challenge...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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- Choose a borrower.
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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