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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.
Clothing SalesZimbabweKaren is a 19-year-old businesswoman from Lupane District, Zimbabwe. For the past year, she has been running a stall at a flea market where she sells clothes for women. Apa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJosé is 29 years old and lives in a very simple home, which, however, is his own. He lives with his partner and their two children, who are 1 and 7 years old. He is a hard-...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesShe is Helen, 42, a resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. She is married to Renan, a boatman, and they have four children. Two are in high school and the other two are i...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesUgandaTom used the previous loan to buy spare parts to sell. He has been selling spare parts for three years, after having failed to get a white-collar job. He also does banana f...Read their story >
AgriculturePeruBenjamin is 31 years old, he lives alone at his mother's home. He makes a living farming, growing coffee and raising cattle. His house is located in the Colasay district of...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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