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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 StoreUgandaMargret is 40 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in Uganda. She is married and has three children with none of them currently in school. For the past seven years,...Read their story >
CafeKenyaMwanakombo is a divorced woman with seven children, two of which are in school the rest of whom are adults. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her g...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesPakistanM. Irshad is from the beautiful city of Pakistan. He is 30, and has a partner and four school-aged children, one of whom goes to primary school, and the other secondary sch...Read their story >
RetailKenyaGrace is a 50-year-old single woman. She has two children. She describes herself as an intelligent person. She operates a retail store where she sells hay. She has been inv...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaTha is 51 years old and is a single mother of four grown children. She lives in her own settlement with her children. She has had her own agricultural business for almost 2...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.
- 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 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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