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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.
RestaurantPhilippinesSabas is a businessman in Larena. He has been running a "carenderia" (eatery) business for almost 10 years. From this long experience in selling, he already has a lot of kn...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesSamoaOlataga is 32 years old and unmarried with 6 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She ...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesSarapia works hard to support her family. Sarapia is married and has a spice business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 30,000 loan through NWTF to purchase additi...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaAsep with his wife and their two children live in Tasikmalaya, a small city located about an hour from Bandung. Asep runs a small stall that sells snacks, drinks, mobile ph...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaMeng, 35, lives in a rural village in Kampong Cham province’s Memot district, in Cambodia. He is married and has one child. For the last seven years, Meng has been farming ...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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- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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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