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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.
Clothing SalesUgandaChristine is 32 years old and lives in the town of Tororo in the Mbale region of Uganda. She is married and has 7 children with 6 of them currently in school. For the past ...Read their story >
PubUgandaExperito is 30 years old, and he has two children aged two and four. His main business is a bar, and he is also a farmer. He began these businesses to be able to look after...Read their story >
RetailParaguayDerlis is 29 years old, he is single and lives with his mother in the city of Carapeguá. From a very young age, he began working as a salesman, selling clothing and athleti...Read their story >
Home EnergyHaitiThis loan helps Fresnel get connected to his local prepay microgrid. Fresnel lives with his wife and his six kids in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their gre...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLudina is 28 years old, married and has three children. She lives with her family in the town of Carles, Iloilo. Ludina supports her husband in their fishing business. ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Marly, 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 Marly, 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 3,754 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.