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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.
General StorePhilippinesAs a married mother of eight children, Rosemarie works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and also earns additional income from...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanNargiza is a kind and good woman from the Qubadiyon region. She is 21 and married with one small child. Nargiza and her family live with her husband's parents. Her husband ...Read their story >
RetailKenyaEmmy is a married woman and has 5 children. She describes herself as focused. She operates a farm where she grows tea. She has been involved in this business for 6 years. H...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanShahlo is a native of Gonchi, and is 29 years old. She is married and lives in her husband's parent's home. Shahlo is preparing to raise cattle in order to provide a job ...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe BENKELEMA 3 group is made up of married women who are, on average, 42 years old with three children each. They all live in polygamous families in Fofo, commune of Kolo...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.
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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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