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We loan because...
Kiva is an online service connecting you to families in developing countries. Every dollar you lend go directly to the entrepreneurs - no intermediaries. When the family return the principal, you could re-lend again. It is a more sustainable way of building infrastructure and know-how in developing countries. It's social change from the inside-out by empowering the locals.

About us
Try Kiva and then share your experiences. Start with $75 and see how far it goes. This group is not affiliated with the University of Waterloo.

Location: Waterloo      


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Team Activity

  • Rodrigo
    United States
    Rodrigo received a loan from Deven & Leo Sabesan which helps me to construct 2 greenhouses, expanding my limited, Midwest growing season and in turn helping to grow a larger place in the marketplace for immigrant farmers and expand my annual Organic production and sales by 30% .
    Deven & Leo Sabesan
    $5,425 to go
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  • Juan
    El Salvador
    Juan received a loan from Sandra to buy a milk cow and preventative medicines to keep it healthy, and in this way have the opportunity to produce dairy products to have extra income.
  • Lishawndra
    United States
    Lishawndra received a loan from Deven & Leo Sabesan which helps purchase Milwaukee's first mobile boutique to expand a successful female-owned business.
    Deven & Leo Sabesan
  • Ninfa Iveth
    Ninfa Iveth received a loan from Sandra to purchase rice, beans, sugar, oil, meat and canned food.
  • Kpakatwo Group
    Sierra Leone
    Kpakatwo Group received a loan from Jesse and Adina to pay for additional cartons of evaporated milk, cocoa, and half bags of sugar to sell.
    Jesse and Adina
  • Jamila Begum
    Jamila Begum received a loan from Jacob to buy new rickshaw body for her son's transportation rickshaw to improve his business.
  • Mary's Group
    Mary's Group received a loan from Nick Boldt to purchase a solar light and increase cultivation of maize.
    Nick Boldt

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