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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.
Charcoal SalesKenyaChristopher is a 31-year-old single man. He describes himself as goal oriented. He operates a retail business where he sells charcoal. He has been involved in this business...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanNazira is 39 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising three children. Nazira has a secondary education. Nazira and her husband practice livestock breed...Read their story >
VehicleCambodiaSokun is 29 years old and lives in a village approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has three children, a son and two daughters. Two of her children attend s...Read their story >
RetailMaliThe women of the SEBEALLAYE group are, on average, 36 years old, with 6 children, and all live in traditional extended families in BELEKAN/LAFIABOUGOU, a neighborhood in SA...Read their story >
BakeryColombiaFanny is a young businesswoman who is currently working in bakery and pastry making along with her husband, who has known the business for several years. They sell their pr...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.
- 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 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 3,016 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.