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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.
AgricultureHondurasVictalina finds herself very happy, very satisfied, and very content. Thanks to the financial assistance from Kiva investors in partnership with the cooperative COMIXMUL, s...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaMwanaisha is a divorced woman with two school-going children. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are f...Read their story >
AgricultureGhanaShawana is married and is 40 years old with five children. She is a member of a shea nut processing association from Nyong-Nayili in the Northern Region of Ghana. The group...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesVirgie works hard to support her family. She is married and has a fishing business in the Philippines.
Virgie requested a PHP 25,000 loan through NWTF to purchas...Read their story >
CattleKenyaBeth is a 46-year-old single mother of four children who are in school. She has had a farming business in Ndunyu njeru for eight years and has applied for her first loan...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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