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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.
ClothingEl SalvadorArgelia, 28, is a single mother with three children. She got as far as high school but did not have the opportunity to continue. She lives with her three children and the...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesOlivia hails from the municipality of Concepcion, Iloilo. She is married to a fisherman and has learned fishing as her livelihood to help raise seven children, who are aged...Read their story >
Spare PartsUgandaLawrence is 35 years old and lives in the town of Maganjo, in the Luwero region of Uganda. He is married and has one child. For the past three years, Lawrence has been work...Read their story >
RetailUnited StatesBoanelger is originally from Puerto Rico and now lives and works in Orlando. Looking for ways to better support his family, he realized he had a good network of friends who...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaGohar is a farmer from Debet village in the Loriregion. She lives with her husband and two children (her 20-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter). Gohar's husband works in...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.
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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 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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