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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.
Fruits & VegetablesKyrgyzstanBurul is 55, married, and the mother of 5 children. She has a secondary education and earns a living for her family by farming. Thanks to her hard work she currently has li...Read their story >
LivestockPhilippinesGina is 34 years old and single. She earns a living by raising livestock in the Philippines. Gina is borrowing 18,000 PHP through NWTF to purchase vitamins and other sup...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaragua17 years ago, Reyna, mother of two children who are now independent, started her own business when she was 18 years old. Motivated to excel on her own and by the need to ha...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJames is 40 years old and lives in the town of Kacwamba in the Fort Portal region of Uganda. He is married and has five children who are all currently in school. For th...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaAlvard lives in Aralez village in the Ararat region. She lives there with her big and nice family of six others: her husband, three children, a daughter-in-law and a 2-year...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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 Kristina, 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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