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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.
RetailPhilippinesRamil is 29 years old and from Carles, Iloilo. He is married and has four children. His eldest is nine and the youngest is one. For seven years now, Ramil has been working ...Read their story >
RetailUgandaJohnson is 30 years old and married with one child living in Kasese, Uganda. Johnson operates a retail shop of general merchandise and has been in that business for 10 year...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaThis charming lady from Vanadzor city of Lori region just ended her first Kiva loan, and she hurries to have the second one. Flora used her first loan to purchase a new col...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesSamoaLuafitu is 42 years old and unmarried with no children. She has a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the ...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesYemenFayadh is a 40-year-old married man and a father of three children. His oldest child is 18 years old, and the youngest one is 6 years old. He is an employee with his Univer...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like David & Allison, 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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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like David & Allison, 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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