Kiva: How $25 goes a long way
Kiva.org is a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe. You choose who to lend to – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia or a tailor in Iraq – and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It’s a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.
You make a loan on Kiva. All Kiva loans are made possible by the Kiva Field Partners, who vet, administer, and disburse each loan.
Throughout the life of the loan, you will see progress updates from Kiva through your email, and if you come back to the site.
As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit.
You can then use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.
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