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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.
Food Production/SalesKenyaMaria is divorced and blessed with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses ar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanBibisoro is a young and energetic woman. She was born in 1988. Bibisoro is married and has three children. Her children are minors. For eight years already, Bibisoro has be...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesPeruAnell, who is 18 years old, is an enterprising young woman. She is single and lives with her family in La Tinguiña. For almost a year she has been making a living selling b...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaNive is 65 years old and married. She has six children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for 10 years. Nive needs a...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesMenerva is 32 years old, married and has one child who is currently in school. Menerva is in the agricultural business, pig fattening in the Philippines. Menerva request...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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 Lori Bowers, 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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