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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorLucio is 47 years old and lives in his own home along with his wife and their 7 year old daughter. He is a hard-working man who from very early gets up to prepare his merc...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanAhmad is a 21-year-old university student majoring in Drama, and he is in his last year. He lives with his family in Irbid-Jordan. Because he is a self-dependent young man,...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruDeyvis is an entrprising and driven young man. He works for a farming company in his home town, Chincha. He wakes up every morning thinking that today will be better than y...Read their story >
FarmingTajikistanJurabek is a 32-year-old married man. He has three children. His family is large as there are seven members. His parents live with him. Jurabek is a farmer. He has been bus...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaFatuma is a married woman. She stays at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children. She opera...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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