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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.
ServicesColombiaDiogenes is a well-known person in his neighborhood. His food stall for local vegetable sales began with his father 40 years ago, when they opened the marketplace in their...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanDilorom is a hardworking woman from a rural area. She is 32 years old. Dilorom is married and has 2 children. Her children are little. She is an educated woman. She graduat...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJoel, who is 34 years old, earned a technical degree in computers and is married. His wife is a domestic employee. So far, they don't have children and his parents live wit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaRonald is 37 years old and lives in the north of Cochabamba; he is married to Jimena. Ronald completed high school and has two young children who depend on his income. Rona...Read their story >
Clothing SalesUgandaRajab is 49 years old and lives in the town of Kachwamba in the Fortportal region of Uganda. He is married and has five children who are all currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kiva Staff, 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, like Kiva Staff, invite someone to Kiva, perhaps with 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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