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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 48 years old and has been living in her own home for many years with her life companion. She is an enterprising woman who always does her best to help her family ge...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonNouhad is a 60-year-old married mother of five children who started a year ago selling clothes from her house to help her husband cover the needs and expenses of their fami...Read their story >
TailoringPakistanShahida is a happily married woman. Some years ago, she decided to support her family by starting a tailoring business at her home as her husband's income was barely enough...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMaria is a married woman, very hard-working and very responsible. She has worked with her family in different businesses gaining experience in sales. One year ago she start...Read their story >
Animal SalesSenegalCFJDT 30 is a sub-group of “Convergence des Femmes et Jeunes pour le Développement de Tassette”. It is composed of six women and one man who live in the village of Tassette...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
Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
- Make a loan
Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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