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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 StoreEl SalvadorFlor is 29 years old and lives in a house that she owns with her husband and son. Flor has a small shop that she runs out of her home. She has many customers because of the...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanAshuron is 64 years old and an elderly woman, who has raised her son alone. She didn't finish high school. She is a pensioner, however, Ashuron's pension is small and is no...Read their story >
Phone AccessoriesTanzaniaSarah is a mother of three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom are at school. She is 30 years old and has a shop selling phones and accessories, a business she...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanMuzafar is an intelligent and well-read young man. He is 21 years old and a second year student at the National University of Tajikistan. His parents always dreamed that ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorXiomara is 36, and lives in a house she owns with her life partner and 4 children ages 14, 11, 16 and 1. She is recognized in her neighborhood as a hardworking and respons...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 3,729 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.