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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.
Construction SuppliesPakistanM. Shakeel has applied for a loan to purchase concrete, cement and bricks to increase his monthly sales. M. Shakeel is 38 years old and from the beautiful city of Paki...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaAlex used the previous loan to buy powdered soap, millet flour and sugar for sale and has progressed amidst high competition. He has diversified his business to include ru...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabweShyline is a 22-year-old business woman who has been successfully running a flea market stand where she sells men’s and women’s clothes. She has been running this business ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaYa is 34 years old and a married mother blessed with three dependent kids. One of her kids is under-aged for schooling and the remaining two are in school. Rice farming and...Read their story >
FoodKenyaFatuma is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She is a married mother of two children who are in schools. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water....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.
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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 4,672 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.