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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.
FishingPhilippinesAraceli is a married woman with seven children. She is from Concepcion, Iloilo. Araceli and her husband have had a fishing business for more than 25 years. This is their ...Read their story >
FishingEl SalvadorAlfonso is 30 years old and lives with his life companion. For 10 years he has worked in small scale fishing selling his product in the different markets close to his house...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAfter successfully paying back her first loan, Aghavni now asks her second loan from Kiva lenders. The first loan greatly helped her to enlarge the cultivation of potatoes....Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa works selling tortillas. She lives with her nuclear family which consists of her husband and five children who are dependent on her. As a responsible mother and with t...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesArmeniaZarine and her mother live in Vanadzor, where she is engaged in selling perfume both locally and in nearby villages. Her large assortment of perfumes attracts many custome...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.
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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 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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