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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.
General StoreHaitiDieudonné is the coordinator of the group Flamme De Dilaire. She is married, has four children, and lives in the northeast region of Haiti where electricity is rare and por...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaRudy Noel works hard to get ahead. He is 28 years old and the single father of two children, ages 8 and 2. His sister helps care for the children when he goes to work as ...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaSeñor Dionicio is 59, has no dependents, and has lived on his own since his wife passed away. His home is located in the community of San Miguel de las Pampas. Donicio'...Read their story >
TransportationEl SalvadorCarlos is 36 years old. He studied through the ninth grade. He is married, and his spouse dedicates herself to household tasks. They have a 4 year old daughter. Carlos w...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanShagufta is a 42-year-old married woman living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is the mother of four children; one child is too young and fully dependent upon their mo...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.
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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 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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