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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.
Beauty SalonPakistanHamida is a 57-year-old married woman. She has been in the beauty parlor business for many years, out of a corner in her house. She offers many services to her customers su...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasSeñora Floridella, who is 34 years old, has a son who depends on her. She has her own house. She lives in San Lorenzo, in the south of Honduras. She has worked for five yea...Read their story >
Personal Medical ExpensesArmeniaAnush is 48 years old and lives in the village of Tsav in Syunik region. Anush has no higher education, but it has never been a hardship for her to always be employed in or...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanShavkat was born in 1993. He is a very hardworking and industrious man. He is not married and lives with his parents. He studies at the Technical University of Tajikist...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Leonie works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns additional income fro...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
Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
- Make a loan
Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
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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