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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.
Clothing SalesUgandaCharles, 50, is a hardworking man living in Kamwenge, Uganda. He deals in selling secondhand clothes in open markets as his main source of income, alongside farming. He...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaSalome is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself as determined. She operates a food stall where she cooks food for sale. She has been involved in th...Read their story >
AgricultureNicaraguaThomas is 39 years old. He lives in a rural community in the north of Nicaragua where he produces coffee. He also grows other items for his own consumption such as beans an...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorNehemías has a partner, and lives attentive to the needs that rise in his home. He lives with his life partner and doesn´t have children currently. He doesn´t have any othe...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanUgilkhon was born in 1985. She is unmarried and has worked for over ten years in a kindergarten as a nurse. Ugilkhon loves small children and does her job well. With her f...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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