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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.
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorAida needs a new loan in order to buy sheet metal that she will use to remodel her kitchen and avoid further damage this winter. She will use the other part of the loan to ...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaPurity is married with one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She operates an open-air food business, selling in a...Read their story >
FoodColombiaNidia is a fighter, a hardworking progressive woman who didn't give in to adversity in spite of the severe problem created by the separation from her husband in which he le...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 26 years old and lives in his own home with his spouse and their two children ages 7 and 5, who are currently in school. José is a mason, which is how he earns a l...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAmador is a hardworking entrepreneur from Silang Cavite, Philippines. He is 58 years old, married to Eden and has five children who are currently in school. He sells fres...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.
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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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