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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.
TaxiPakistanShahnaz is forty years old and a dedicated mother of three children. She is always supportive of her family. Her husband is a taxi driver. He has been driving a taxi fo...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaSiti is a housewife who manages a business of mobile phones, mobile phone accessories, mobile phone airtime credits, and electronic bill payment. Siti’s husband is a co...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorEnma is 57 years old. Due to a lack of resources, she was unable to go to school. She is married and her life's companion is a farmer. She has two children, aged 38 and 41....Read their story >
Clothing SalesMexicoRosa Maria is a Kubo Financiero client and this is her story. Rosa Maria describes herself as a person dedicated to her business. She is divorced and has three children,...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesCongo (DRC)Mr. Dunia represents Kabuye primary school, an educational institution implanted in this town. He has learned of the existence of Hekima’s teacher loan offer, which attract...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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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 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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