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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.
FarmingAzerbaijanTahir is 50 years of age. He is a married person. He is also an IDP (internally displaced person) and lives with his family in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement. Tahir is a Fuz...Read their story >
LivestockTajikistanBobokhon is a 42-year-old shepherd. He lives in the village of Yavan. Bobokhon is a happy husband and father. He has three daughters and three sons. His sons are eightee...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanBahtiniso is a conscientious woman. She was born in 1965, is married and has four children. She owns her own plot of land, and grows raspberries. Bahtiniso has been engaged...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanBayan is 18 years old. She lives in a sector in Jordan called Baqaa with her family. Bayan is studying in her 2nd year of her Bachelors’ of Marketing. She is planning to co...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaMartha is a young woman of 28. She has a little daughter who is 5 years old and attends first grade. Martha previously worked in a free port zone, but her desire to work in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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 Rob, 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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