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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.
LivestockKyrgyzstanUrkuya is 32 years old, married, and with her husband is bringing up three wonderful children. The children are all students; the eldest is 13 years old, and the youngest i...Read their story >
FoodPeruGisela del Pilar is 25 years old. She lives together with her husband and children in the district of La Matanza, a tranquil community whose people are in agriculture, trad...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanMohammad is 18 years old. He lives in a sector in Jordan called Irbid with his 6 siblings and his parents. His father is a bus driver who also works in data entry. Moham...Read their story >
ServicesArmeniaEvelina lives in Gyumri town with her parents. For three years, Evelina has been providing manicure services to local customers. From a rented stall, Evelina provides d...Read their story >
FarmingHondurasMaría Catalina is 32 years old, in a common law marriage, and the mother of 5 children, 4 of whom are in different grades in elementary school. Her husband does constructi...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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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 5,608 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.