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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.
General StoreKenyaEga operates a retail shop business, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of busi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweConcilia is a young businesswoman. She lives in Binga District in Zimbabwe. She has been running a flea market where she sells shoes, ladies' clothes and men’s clothes. Con...Read their story >
Used ClothingPakistanRazia is 61 years old, married and has four children. She lives with her spouse and children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She belongs to a poor family, living hand to...Read their story >
Food StallTanzaniaMwanaeli is married and the mother of four schooling children. She is in her forties and for three years now, she has had two businesses. One is mamalishe and the other a c...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesSenegalThe ’banc villageois’ was created on May 29, 2009. This group is composed of four women living in the same district. They all work in commerce. Khardiata is the group’s rep...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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