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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.
FoodTanzaniaVictoria is a 32 year old woman, not married and has three children, two in school and one still a baby. Currently she runs a food business, (mamalishe) and a retail shop f...Read their story >
Paper SalesColombiaLicinia is a 32 year old woman who is enterprising, talented, loving and sweet. She lacked in studies but never in ideas and momentum for progress. She lives with her partn...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasJose Antonio is 48 years old, he is the father of 3 sons, and he lives with his partner. His occupation is the sale of American clothing, and he has worked in this activity...Read their story >
ServicesUgandaPauline is a 43-year-old married father of 11 children, nine of whom attend school in Kyenjojo-Uganda. In addition to selling milk and farming coffee, Pauline has a maize m...Read their story >
Soft DrinksGeorgiaElena, who is a 32-year-old single woman, lives in the capital of Georgia, in Tbilisi. To make a source of income for existence, Elene started work as a cleaner at the publ...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
Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
- Make a loan
Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
- 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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