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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.
RetailEcuadorMaria Monserrate is from the City of Quevedo. She started out with some money that her son gave her, which allowed her to purchase clothing, and since then the business ha...Read their story >
BakeryTanzaniaLeonard who is in his early 20s is single. He has been running a bakery business making small cakes and big cakes for big occasions. He has been in this business for thre...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanMuhabbat is a village woman of the age of 40. She is married and has five children, four sons and a daughter. The eldest son is 20 years old and he is currently working in ...Read their story >
RetailGeorgiaVano is 27 years old and lives in Tbilisi city with his wife Miranda. Miranda is a university attendant who hopes to get a higher education. Vano runs a new store at the lo...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorMiguel is 34 years old. He has two children, ages 8 and 12. He lives with his children in his own home. He makes a living by growing corn and selling tamales, which is an a...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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