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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.
FarmingCambodiaA married mother living in a rural village of the Prey Chhor district of Kampong Cham province, Sokhoern is aged 44 years and the mother of two children. For the last 15 ye...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesHondurasMartha is 44 years old, and is single with two dependent children. She lives in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras, in a family member’s house. She has been ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesVicky is 52 years old, married and has seven children; one child is in school. She is engaged in a general store business in the Philippines. She requested a 30,000 PHP ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAlbino is 37 years old and is married with two children. One child is in elementary school and the other is in high school. Albino works loading boxes at a company that pro...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesColombiaThanks to Rejamet’s perseverance and courage, his household will have some extra incomes. He prepares and sells food, such as empanadas, in the town of Sincelejo. He st...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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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 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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