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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.
Higher education costsIndonesiaSusandra is a prospective student at the Academy of Maritime Nusantara. He wants to work in a large port. Susandra came from East Nusa Tenggara, exactly on the coast in the...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaSulaiman is a 60-year-old married man with 23 children. His large family drove him into farming since he had to feed them and take care of their other needs. He is into the...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaGeorge William is a 45-year-old married man with nine children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a retailer and at the same time lays bricks and offers phone-charging se...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMelvin offers t-shirt and streamer printing. He has been doing this kind of business for over six years. Another business involvement he has had is a loading station. Despi...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamMrs. Thâng works in agriculture raising poultry. She is requesting a loan to purchase more baby poultry to raise and sell in the future. Thâng is 55 years old and marrie...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 Jenn, 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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