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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.
VehicleEl SalvadorSaul 27 years old, and only studied up to 9th grade due to scarce economic resources. He is married, and his partner sells tortillas. He has two children, one of whom is in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 37 years old and lives in a home that she owns with her husband and their 11-year-old daughter. María earns a living by making and selling sweet bread and french ...Read their story >
General StorePeruNaguin is 49 years old, lives with his partner and has no children that he is responsible for. He has his own home in Oyotun district, in Chiclayo province, in Lambayeque r...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanNoreen is a 36-year-old married woman. She has three children. For the past four years, she has been running a business purchasing and selling cattle along with her husband...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Ade. Ade is a father of two who lives with four people in the family home in Cianjur, West Java. Cianjur is a small city situated at the foot of Mount Gede-Pangrango, ...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 7,088 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.