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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorNoe is 73 years old. Due to the economic situation of his parents, they could not give him an education. They had a large family with limited economic resources, so they ha...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanShahodat, at 66 years old, is an elderly resident of Spitamen. She worked for many years as a middle school teacher. In her village she is respected by all for her wisdom...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaDoris operates a shop kiosk business to earn an income. She has operated her business for the past 10 years. She sells her wares to members of the community and to passers-...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaSophat is 39 years old and married, with three children. He lives in a peaceful village of Kien Svay district, Kandal province. He earns a living by farming rice with suppo...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaCarmen, 32, is originally from Camoapa. She is married and has a son. She is a saleswoman who sells cottage cheese, cream, ice creams and firewood. She started selling cott...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 4,264 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.