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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.
FarmingKenyaAction is a group of 9 group leader farmers in Webuye District with Roderick selected as the Kiva representative. Roderick has volunteered to be the Kiva group representat...Read their story >
FoodTogoSéssimé is a 27-year-old woman. She is married but doesn't yet have any children to provide for. In 2010, she started selling food from a small store. She has reques...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMrs. Selenge, 36 years old, lives with her husband and three children in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. She has been teaching mathematics at high school since 2005....Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesAs a married parent of two children, Katrina works hard to support her family. She has a business, selling fish in the Philippines and also earns additional income from ...Read their story >
Animal SalesKyrgyzstanSaniya is 61 years old, married, and together with her husband, is raising three children. Saniya has a secondary education. As the main source of income for her family, Sa...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 5,725 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.