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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.
Used ClothingMozambiqueGilda is married and lives with her husband, a son, a brother and a brother-in-law. She's a vendor and sells used clothing for children, women and men. With the current loa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaOscar Emilio is going yo Afodenic and Kiva again to seek a new loan. This time, it will be for building the garage on his house. He will buy gravel, sand, cement and metal ...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorFredy is married and lives with his family, his wife and his three children. He has worked for 12 years growing basic grains (corn and beans) and offers construction servic...Read their story >
TaxiSamoaLaasaga is a 40-year-old married woman. She runs a taxi business and her husband drives their taxi. She has been a member of the SPBD program for more than 4 years in o...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaHerman lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. He manages a small shop where he sells mobile accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. He is married and liv...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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