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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.
Home Products SalesSenegalAstou is a 37-year-old woman who is married with children. She has more than three years' experience in selling kitchen utensils, such as cups and spoons. She also sells ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoAfrime is an Ashkali woman who is the mother of seven children. Her husband is a musician and she works for a private company. Their salaries are both very low and they liv...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportYemenIbrahim is a 34-year-old married man and a father of seven children; he lives with his family in Haja city, Yemen. He is an uneducated man and he is the sole breadwinner of...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesPhilippinesCecilia is 50 years old and has three children. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a business buying and selling charcoal in the Philippines and requeste...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLucia is 64 years old and married with five children. With children in school, Lucia works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines a...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Ana Lewis, 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 Ana Lewis, 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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