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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.
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesAs a married mother of ten children, Ma. Nieva works hard to support her family. She has a tricycle transportation business in the Philippines, and also earns additional...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesColombiaGuillermo has been a farmer for more than 30 years. He makes his living growing bananas, yucca and yams. He sells his produce in the neighboring towns and to buyers who c...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMarcos is forty-three years old and married with four children, only three of which live with him and go to school. His mother also lives with them. His wife takes care of ...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorJosé is a 56-year-old farmer. He only studied until the second grade of grammar school. He is married and his wife handles the domestic chores. They have nine children, fou...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaRizal runs a small stall which sells stationery and mobile phone airtime credits. Rizal lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Rizal is married...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.
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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 2,958 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.