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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.
CattleNicaraguaAntonio is an industrious man with an enterprising vision. He raises livestock and his main activity is the production of milk on a medium scale. He has 25 years of experie...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMerma is 55 years old and married with four children. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs an ambulant tobacco vending business in the Philippines and reque...Read their story >
Food StallTanzaniaMARIAM, who is in her early 30s is married. She has been a food vendor for three years now. She works from 05am to 10pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary is 64 years old and married with nine children. She works very hard to provide for them.
She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,...Read their story >
Milk SalesPakistanRazia is a 43-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a business selling milk to the people of her community. Over time, Razia has become famous in her ar...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Father Clark, 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 Father Clark, 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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