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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaPurwandri lives in Bogor, a satellite city located about a 1 hour drive from Jakarta. Purwandri is married and living with three people in the family home. He runs a small ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUgandaHakim is a single father charged with taking care of two children.
To earn a living, he sells salon accessories and also owns a salon in Hoima, Uganda. He started hi...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesCherilyn is 47 years old and lives in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married, with three children now at their adult and school age. Cherilyn is engaged i...Read their story >
General StoreIndiaNengkhochin (22) is the featured member of the group, Aries Lom, and is shown with a raised hand. She originally lived in Tamenglong District of Manipur. Due to financial p...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Sobayini is 44 years old and married with four children, two of whom are attending school. For the last six ye...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- Choose a borrower.
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.
- Do it all again!
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 3,434 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.