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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.
FarmingColombiaManuel has a great deal of experience, so he is a veteran at managing the land. He is humble, modest, has great people skills, and possesses sufficient energy to produce a...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaRizky lives with his wife and their daughter in Bogor, a satellite city located about an hour from Jakarta. Rizky runs a small stall that sells mobile phones, mobile phone ...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruKatheryne is a yound entrepeneur. She is 20 years old, she is not married and lives in Ica with her family. She is a person who very much wants to get ahead. Due to her ...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUnited StatesGlenroy has always been obsessed with fashion. As soon as he was old enough, he packed his bags, left Jamaica and headed to the fashion capital of the world: New York City....Read their story >
FarmingUgandaHenry is a 34-year-old, married man with two children attending different schools. He is a farmer and also deals in a backcloth business. He works for 4 days a week and 7 h...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 4,504 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.