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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.
Food Production/SalesEl Salvador43-year-old Martha went to school until the fifth grade. The reason she could not continue studying is because in that time the ninth grade did not exist. She grew up with ...Read their story >
PubCameroonJoël is a 31-year-old man who is single and has no children. He has opened a bar in a district of town which he has been running for around a year. He has good experience i...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaIemaima is 40 years old and married with 10 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro plants and vegetables that she can sell in her community or at the mark...Read their story >
Animal SalesNicaraguaSimón is a humble man who is responsible for the family business that involves buying and selling firewood that he delivers to his customers' homes on a cart and live pigs ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesDominican RepublicCarmen is one of the members of El Gran Esfuerzo (The Big Effort) 2 group, which is located in the town of Hato Mayor. The town's economy depends on farming, and it is one ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lucy, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Lucy, 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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