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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.
General StoreUgandaYosam is 37 years old and lives in the town of Lyatonde in the Mbarara region of Uganda. He is married and has four children, two of whom currently attend school. For the p...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaYazid is a micro-entrepreneur who lives in Kudus, Central Java. Kudus was an important holy city in the sixteenth century in Indonesia. Yazid is single and he lives with th...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanThis seamstress is named Hafiza. She lives in the city of Tursun-zoda. She is 35 years old, married, and has three children. Her children are in school and her husband w...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesJudelyn is 47 years old and single. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Judelyn has had a selling dry goods business for 7 years and requests 19,500 PHP through NW...Read their story >
Spare PartsUgandaHassan is 48 years old and lives in the town of Kibuli in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the past 7 yea...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 3,927 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.