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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.
RetailNicaraguaThe tanned skin of Aracelly Dormes, 43, shows her arduous work as a clothing trader in the streets of Granada. Shirts, pants and costume jewelry surround her life. She bene...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaSvetlana is a mother of four children (two girls and two sons). Together with her husband, she has been involved in cattle breeding for over 10 years. They own a big farm ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Amylie works hard to support her family. She has a business selling vegetables in the Philippines. She also earns additional incom...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesYemenNabil is 40 years old and a father of four children, with whom he lives in Haja, Yemen. He lives in a very old and simple house with his family. This house is at risk of fa...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorFredys is 43 years old. He studied until the third grade. He is married. His wife is dedicated to household duties. They have four children. Only two of them attend school...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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There are 2,764 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.