Asunta | A loan of $1,950 helps to increase production by hiring more artisans for her workshop.

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With Kiva you can lend as little as $25 and make a big change in someone's life.

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Kiva borrowers have a 96% repayment rate historically.

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100% of your loan goes to supporting borrowers.

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Our community has funded over $2 billion in loans to more than 5 million people.

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Kiva borrowers have a 96% repayment rate.

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The Kiva community spans 77 countries and 1.9M lenders.

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This morning I made microloans to a bakery in Samoa and a general store in Rwanda. I've been lending on Kiva since 2009 and I'm excited every time I get an email that I've received repayments and can make another loan.



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It's easy to make a difference in someone's life through Kiva. Just made my 11th loan to a single mother in Nicaragua. Constantly blown away by the impact from the same $25 being lent over and over again.


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“Kiva’s ability to leverage the power of technology and compassion has produced an impressive record of impact that has helped millions of entrepreneurs around the world. PayPal is honored to be a long-time partner of Kiva as we work together to advance greater access to financial services and build a more inclusive economy.”

Franz Paasche Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at PayPal

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