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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/SalesSierra LeoneMeet Ya Solar. She is 40 years old from Tombo Western rural in Freetown. She is married and has five children. One of her children is currently going to school. After t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarisela is 22 years old and lives with her partner and their two children of five years and six months of age. She is a tenacious woman who earns her living selling catalo...Read their story >
FishingBoliviaThe Communal Bank “Titintaya de Huatajata” is starting its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana Community Center. This group consists of eight members...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweKelta is a 27-year-old businesswoman. For the past two years she has been selling casual clothing for men, women and children as well as shoes, uniforms and blankets. Kelta...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPeruNelso is 29 years old and lives in the district of Buenos Aires, located in the Province of Morropon that belongs to the Piura Region on the North Coast of Peru. The peop...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Vidar & Norunn, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Vidar & Norunn, 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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