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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.
Milk SalesPakistanHafeezn is a 42-year-old married woman running a business of milk selling for many years with the help of her husband. She has 2 cows and 1 buffalo for milking purposes. Sh...Read their story >
LivestockArmeniaMarine lives in the village of Qarahunj with her two sons. Her second son is an army officer and will have a pension. To sustain her family's living, for eight years Marine...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe six members of Benkadi 6 Group are married women with an average age of 38. They have an average of five children and mostly live in traditional families in Lobowara, o...Read their story >
ClothingKenyaJudith is 37 years old, married and, together with her spouse, has been blessed with 3 children. Judith sells clothes in Nakuru town and has a clothes selling business ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesRwandaBeatrice is 34 years old. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 14 and 5 years, all of whom go to school. She sells fruits and has been selling in her busi...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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- 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 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 6,887 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.