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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.
AgricultureTajikistanManzura lives in the Yavan region. She is 35 years old and she is married with six children. She lives with her husband and children. Manzura has a high school education...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRicardo is 65 years old and lives with his wife. He has owned a nixtamal (grain) milling machine for 20 years, and his experience with this means that ever more people seek...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWilbert is 45 years old and married. He went to high school, but did not finish. His wife looks after the household work. They have a daughter who is in third grade. No one...Read their story >
FarmingPeruMarcial is 68 years old and lives with his wife. He has a 17-year-old daughter who is under his care. His house is made of basic materials and is located in the village o...Read their story >
Spare PartsHondurasJosé's an enterprising person who is dedicated to his business selling motorcycle parts. He also repairs motorcycles because he has a small shop. He has done this work fo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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 perhaps get someone else involved by giving 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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There are 3,165 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.