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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.
FarmingCambodiaBunthan, 45 years old, lives with his wife in a small village of Kampong Cham Province. Bunthan and his wife are farmers in a small rice farmland near their house. This cou...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorJose is hairdresser and he also grows basic grains. He has 6 years of experience in his job as a hairdresser, which he learned from a friend in order to offer his service t...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesDan has been working as a plumber for more than 30 years. Starting in construction as a young man, he accepted an offer from a neighbor to take some plumbing “service calls...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRicardo, 43, lives in his own house with his life companion and their 13-year-old son. He gets up very early every day in order to provide security services in a private c...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA resident in Kampong Cham province, Roth is 38 years old and she has three children. For making a living, she earns income via rice cropping on a 1-hectare area and is wor...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 3,710 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.