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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorDenis is a young entrepreneur who is very capable in working with livestock and selling basic grains. He is 26 and has a girlfriend who is in the same business but mainly d...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA mother of two children who lives in Kampong Cham province, Phuong is 42 years old. To struggle for her living, she grows rice and works for others for a fee to earn extra...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesThis is Liza, 55, a resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. She is a single mother with four children. Her eldest is in high school and the other three are out of school. ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSamoaPaipai is 25 years old and unmarried with two children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages that she can sell in her community or at the market. S...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaResiding in Battambang province, Bak is 59 years old and a widowed mother of 10 children. She secures the basic needs of her family via rice farming. This business has retu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Simon, 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 Simon, 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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