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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.
FarmingPhilippinesElizabeth is an entrepreneur planting and harvesting rice to sell for income. She is already 50 years old and had one child. She had already experienced many hardships in t...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaMireya is a single mother. She works as a cook in a private hospital and in her free time also sells cosmetics to have another source of income. This helps her to finance t...Read their story >
PoultryUgandaHassane is a thirty-one-year-old resident of Kasasa LC1 zone. He is married to Angella and they have three children that they look after. Hassane has a retail shop dealing ...Read their story >
Higher education costsDominican RepublicCleydy is a young Dentistry student. She is asking for loan to be able to cover her education costs. This is her story: I am Cleydy, and I am 20 years old. I was born, g...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Claire Rosaire get connected to her local prepay microgrid. Claire Rosaire runs a small business and lives with her husband and her four kids in the town...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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