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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.
Home AppliancesIndiaVannamalargal Self-Help Group is managed by the local NGO, People’s Action for Transformation (PAT). This NGO helps people improve their livelihood in Tamil Nadu. Ar...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueAntónio is an administrative assistant at the local health clinic. He is 33 years old and has three children, two of whom are in school and the other of whom is still too y...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMohammadu remembers feeling depressed during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Mohammadu, like all Babban Gona members, ca...Read their story >
Barber ShopUnited StatesGrowing up in Georgia under adverse circumstances, Darel formed his lifelong dream of owning his own business and controlling his family’s financial health. When he saw tha...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesEl SalvadorJosé, 36, is in a common-law relationship, but he is not a parent yet. He lives with his partner and they support each other. He is a construction worker, and he is paid ...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 4,021 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.