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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.
General StorePhilippinesArlene, a 31-year-old married woman with four children, comes from Pana-on, Misamis Occidental. She has been running a retail store for over four years, earning well fo...Read their story >
Grocery StoreGuatemalaAna keeps being the leader of the "Dúo Lesly" Group. Ana is 37 years old and the mother of two children, who are 19 and 13. In her house Ana has a business selling items of...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesJimmy, 48 years old, is married and a resident of Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. His spouse is a housewife. He has now decided to enter into business himself,...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesMaliBenkan is a group of women from the Darsalam II district of Koutiala City. They know one another well and live in large traditional families with their husbands, children, ...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMirasol is married and she works hard to support her family. For the past 16 years, she has operated a business buying and selling dried coconut meat in the Philippines. Mi...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 4,243 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.