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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.
General StoreBoliviaLucía is a 41-year-old woman, married, and mother to three children. Her home is found on Suriqui Island; along with her husband, they put forth the effort so that their...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorBlanca, 36, lives with her common-law husband and their three children, two boys, 12 and nine years old, and a girl, four. Blanca is a very enterprising woman who works as...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesSamoaPalepa is 32 years old and single with one child. She wants to start a small business, making and selling chips in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a fryi...Read their story >
RetailKenyaEmilly is a married woman. She has two children. She describes herself to be self reliant. She operates a retail business where she sells lamps, basins, plates and other it...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the JEKAWILI 2 group are married women, who are on average 37 years old and have on average 5 children, and who live for the most part in traditional fam...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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