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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSaúl is 34 years old and lives with his partner and family. Saúl is a hard-working man who, for 16 years, has earned his living building metal structures, such as doors, ga...Read their story >
AgricultureEcuadorFausto is a hard working young man who lives with his parents but, seeing as he works in the construction industry, he spends a lot of time far from his parents and practic...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé spends his days managing his business so that he can have income to cover his family’s expenses. He cultivates basic grains and raises pigs. José has been in this li...Read their story >
ClothingEl SalvadorKarina is 30 years old and she lives with her husband and two children who are 4 and 2 years old. She is an entrepreneurial woman who, thanks to her vision, has gotten ahea...Read their story >
Auto RepairKenyaJames is a married man. He has six children. He describes himself to be optimistic. He operates a retail business where he sells tires. He has been involved in this busines...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 3,798 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.