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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.
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanSaima is a 34-year-old married woman. She has two children. Her husband had been the only earner in the family. It was very tough for Saima to manage her household needs wi...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanNajma is a 42-year-old married woman who has three children. She is a vigorous lady, and for the past 20 years has been running a cloth purchase and sale business. She buys...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesNoame is a married woman with two children. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. Noame is 35 years old and both of her children are in school. Noame has a personal p...Read their story >
RetailNicaraguaThe Primavera (Spring) group is composed of four enterprising members. The group is coordinated by Elizabeth, who is 27 years old and married. She works selling clothing at...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesJeofre is a 42-year-old married man from Iloilo, Philippines. He has one daughter who is 18 years old. He earns a living through his buying and selling of both fresh fish a...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.
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 4,202 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.