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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.
DairyEl Salvador40-year old Sara has lived in her present home with her family for ten years. Before that she lived in another municipality where she grew up. She has grown coffee and othe...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPeruWilder Estamislao is 43 years old. He lives with his wife and children in the district of Pucara, a community with a very warm climate. The population works in agriculture,...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaPatrick, a member of the group whose previous loan was funded by the Kiva lenders, is grateful to Kiva for the good job they are doing. His sales increased with the funding...Read their story >
TailoringEl SalvadorJosé is 53 years old, married, and has two children who no longer live with him since they already have homes of their own. The only one living with him is his wife, who t...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaUmar lives north of Bogor, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. He is married and lives with three persons in the family home. Umar began working with Ruma thre...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Alex, 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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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.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Alex, 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 3,360 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.