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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.
Electrical GoodsVietnamBinh is 42 years old and lives with her children and her husband, who works as an electrician. To help support her family, Binh has been running a shop for the past 20 year...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man whose face is blurred because he's 22 years old and lives in a high-risk area has made a living in agriculture for a number of years, primarily growing corn a...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaPetala is 47 years old and married with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She h...Read their story >
ClothingUgandaRitah is a 27 year old lady married with 1 child aged 5 who attends school. She operates a retail shop dealing in ladies wear. She faces a problem of limited capital bu...Read their story >
TransportationPakistanMaqboolan is 50 years old, married, and blessed with 5 children. Her husband drives a rickshaw. Now that her children have grown up, one of her sons drives a van. Together ...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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- 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 5,082 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.