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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.
Used ClothingUgandaJulius is a new client to UGAFODE. He is taking out a loan of UGX 1,500,000. The 38-year-old man is married and blessed with five children, with three attending school. He ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSlobodanka is married and the mother of one boy. She is a housewife, and her husband transports goods for others for a small fee. Together, they are living in one of the mi...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaTaufik lives in Cibubur, a suburban area located about an hour from Jakarta. He is married and living with three other people in the family home: his wife, and his two chil...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaEsther is a married woman. She has three children. She describes herself to be focused. She operates a retail business where she sells flour, bread, cooking oil and oth...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAzucena is a young 25-year old woman. She studied up until her Bachelor's, and she is now happily married. Her partner makes his living doing maintenance for the plumbing a...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.
- 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 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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