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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 SalvadorDeysi is very satisfied with the positive results she obtained with her previous loan. She was able to buy the ingredients she needed to continue to make tortillas and panc...Read their story >
Auto RepairEl SalvadorJosé, 41, studied until high school and now he is married and works in painting and bodywork. The family is comprised of three children, one lives at home and studies nursi...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJennylyn is 28 years old and single. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 28,000 loan through NWTF t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanM. Tariq, age 37 years, is a responsible father of four children. He has been running his business for many years. In fact, he owns a small garment-making business. He take...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanJumagul is 59, widowed, and raised four children alone after her husband's death. She has a high school education and is very responsible, sociable and cheerful. She earns ...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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