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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.
Land RentalEl SalvadorAlta Gracia is a hard-working person. She depends on herself. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two grandchildren. She never went to school due to a lack of financi...Read their story >Funding via CrediCampo
Home EnergyMexicoMarcos is a young family man who has worked since he was little as a farmer in a share-land called El Encanto. He has lived in El Encanto since he was born. El Encanto is l...Read their story >Funding via ERES Energía Renovable
LivestockKyrgyzstanKulnara is 52 and married with three children. She has a specialist high school education and works as a teacher in a centre of social support to families and children. She...Read their story >Funding via Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
Clothing SalesJordanSabha is a 31 years old who has been married for nine years and almost lost the hope of having children. To avoid thinking of it, Sabha insisted on starting a small home bu...Read their story >Funding via National Microfinance Bank
BakeryBoliviaMaria is a 22-year-old woman, single, without children, and her business is traditional bread making.
She is enterprising, independent, and very happy. She carri...Read their story >Funding via Emprender
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
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- Make a loan
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- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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