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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.
Charcoal SalesUgandaLilian is a fifty-four-year-old married woman with six children living in Kasese-Uganda. She sells charcoal and has been in business for three years; and also operates a bo...Read their story >
FishingPhilippines40-year-old Lanie is a resident of Balasan, Iloilo. She is married and has four children. The oldest child is 18, while the youngest is 7. Lanie is engaged in a fishing...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaria, who is 35 years old, lives in her own house along with her life companion and their four children, a boy, age 16 years, and three girls, ages 5 months, 14 years, and...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorRosa sells bread with chicken, tamales, tortillas and other types of meals. She also sells poultry. The business was born out of the responsibility of generating financial...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Wilma works hard to support her family. She has a fishing business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from raisi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Axel, 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 Axel, 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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