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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.
Home Products SalesUgandaFlorence is 40 years old and lives in the town of Bungokho in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the past...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesAs a married mother of seven children, Sally works hard to support her family. She has a food vending business in the Philippines, and she also earns additional income f...Read their story >
TailoringKenyaMary is a married woman and owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food. Mary has operated a tailoring business for the...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesFlora is married and has six children. She lives in Danao, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Her husband is a fisherman who never gets tired of supporting their bi...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJaneth is a married woman with three children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Janeth is 34 years old and has three children who are in school. She has a general ...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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