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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.
PropertyEl SalvadorSantos is 37 years old and studied through sixth grade. She is married and her husband works at farming. Santos has three daughters; the two older ones work by weaving ma...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaHorn, 45 years old, lives in a community in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. He is married and has four dependent children. Horn is an active and honest farmer who earns an...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodUgandaAgnes, aged 22, is a member of the Kisakye group in Nabbingo. She is a mother of two children, both of whom are going to school. Agnes dropped out of school at an early age...Read their story >
RetailSenegalJapal Ma Jap is a group of five women. They all live in the same neighborhood and run the same type of business. They have gathered each time there has been a need to crea...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesArleah knows first-hand how difficult it is to launch and maintain a business. Drawing from her experience as a business owner and her administrative skills, Leah fou...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Peter, 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 Peter, 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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