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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.
FarmingMaliMs. Mariam was born in August, 1968 in Teninkou in the region of Mopti. She is married, mother of six children, and lives with her spouse in a traditional family in Dogoni...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesNecia is a 45-year old micro-entrepreneur, who is a resident of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. She is married to Dominador, her business partner, and they have children. ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaMariam is 32 years old and lives in the town of Ggaba in the Kampala south region of Uganda. She is married, and has two children who are currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
ConstructionBoliviaChristian is single, has no children and lives in La Paz in a brick and cement house where he has an antichresis (type of Bolivian mortgage). Christian has a business where...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamMrs. Lan works in agriculture, raising poultry. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby poultry to raise and sell in the future. Lan is 24 years old, married, and...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jack , 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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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 Jack , 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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There are 3,424 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.