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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.
AgricultureColombiaJuan is a young farmer, 26 years old, who learned to work in the countryside thanks to his older siblings since when he was very young he was orphaned. He is a man who l...Read their story >
FarmingPeruSilvino was born and grew up on a small farm. He is an enterprising, hard-working man who lives in Ucayali with his family. He was not able to finish school due to dive...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFifty-three-year-old Editha is a resident of Ajuy, Iloilo. She is married and has two children, ages 17 and 20. Editha has a sari-sari (variety store) where she sell ba...Read their story >
Spare PartsKenyaDavid is a married man. He has three children. He operates a retail business where he repairs motor vehicles and sells auto spare parts. He has been involved in this bu...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaShushanik, a teacher by profession, is involved in farming. She lives with her husband, 1-year-old daughter and parents-in-laws in Irind village of Aragatsotn region. S...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 3,782 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.