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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.
Phone AccessoriesUgandaAlfred is a 32-year-old male living with two children aged two and five. He lives in Masindi, Uganda and deals in a phone accessory business. He started the business to...Read their story >
PubUgandaJohn operates a bar, mainly selling beers and sodas, in Hoima, Uganda. He is a hardworking, married man, aged fifty-two. He has four children, only one of them attending sc...Read their story >
Shoe SalesUgandaSophie is 35 years old and lives in the town of Mbale in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 6 children who are all currently in school. For the past 4 years...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesIn 2011, Lucena learned about Paglaum MPC and the financial assistance it gives. As a farmer in Mahayag, Zamboanga del Norte, she tried her luck and borrowed a loan to star...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesJackilyn is married and settled for a living in Lapasan Clarin, Misamis Occidental with her family. Her husband operates a motorcycle transportation service to make a livi...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.
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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 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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