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Free Trials sponsored by: An anonymous Kiva user
ClothingJordanZina is a 40-year-old woman. She works in selling cosmetics, blankets and clothing items to make a living. After the winter season was over she was left with few cosmetic p...Read their story >
ServicesLebanonAlawiya, 51, is married with one child. Seventeen years ago, she started working in cleaning services at a school to help her husband make a living and cover their family's...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaKadzo is taking out another Kiva loan, in the amount of KES 50,000. She will use the loan to expand her existing business. With the loan, she wants to purchase household co...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesEdna is 42 years old, married, and the mother of four children. She lives in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur where she has earned a living for the last five years by selling gr...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaThis group is composed of four enterprising and successful partners. One of them is Carla, a woman of 36 who is married with two younger children. For 15 years, she has wor...Read their story >
When you lend to a woman
You can set off an amazing chain reaction. It all starts with a $25 loan to start a business and grow her income:
- Women reinvest 80% of their income in the health and well-being of their children.
- A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more like to live past age 5.
- For girls, every additional year of school increases her future earning potential by 20%.
- Daughters of economically empowered mothers are more likely to follow in their footsteps.
Now that’s a virtuous cycle. It’s easy to do your part.
Kiva connects millions of people through lending to alleviate poverty worldwide. By providing fair access to affordable capital, hundreds of thousands of lenders just like you empower borrowers to improve their own lives.
We work with socially-driven organizations in 65+ countries to offer microloans to the people who need it most -- but also to promote clean energy, support conflict-zone recovery, and much more. Join us and make a loan today.
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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 perhaps get someone else involved with a Kiva Card.
What better way to try Kiva than to try it for free? Free trial loans are available while supplies last to the first users who join Kiva through this promotion and make a free trial loan.
These free trials will be financed by friends of Kiva, allowing the new lender to make one $25 loan free of charge. These free trial loans are disbursed to borrowers in the same way other loans are disbursed on Kiva. However, since the sponsor is funding the free trial loan, any repayment funds from the free trial loan will go back to the sponsor, not to the free trial lender. New lenders invited during the promotion may choose to use their own funds to make a loan, in which case repayments will go back to the lender.
Supplies of free trials are limited to one (1) per new user, and will be made available on a "first claimed" basis.
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