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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.
Soft DrinksPeruConsuelo, 56 years old, is a single mother, and lives with her daughter in her own house, in a large community in a rural zone of Cayalti, Chiclayo province, Lambayeque reg...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruGuilmar is a very hardworking and enterprising person. He is 54 years old, single, and lives in Pisco with his family. Thanks to his parents' support he was able to pursu...Read their story >
FarmingColombiaSr. Jesús is a farmer who has been in this profession for most of his life. He grows products such as bananas and cassava, which are healthy and safe foods for human consu...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMathew Nahabi is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Mathew Nahabi joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Gabriel,Isah, and Dauda. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweLorine lives in the Matobo District of Zimbabwe with her parents. She has been selling clothing at the local flea market for two years now. She is also a Cama member (Camfe...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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