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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.
RetailColombiaThanks for supporting Irina, with her Kiva loan she managed to start a new business selling an assortment of goods. Focusing on this commercial activity she purchased vario...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDeni runs a small stall as a tailor and sells mobile phone airtime credits. Deni lives in the West of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Deni is ma...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesImelda is 37 years old and married, with seven children. With four children currently in school, Imelda works very hard to provide for them. Imelda runs a general store ...Read their story >
Food MarketTajikistanDilorom was born in 1972. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a migrant in Russia. Dilorom is a successful business woman. She has had her own business mo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary is 64 years old and married with nine children. She works very hard to provide for them.
She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 12,...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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