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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.
Grocery StoreIndiaMausumi is a 39-year-old married woman. She resides at Mouyamari in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal with her husband and two school-going daughters. She has a highe...Read their story >
Consumer GoodsPeruSantos Marcial is 52 years old and has one dependent daughter. He lives in his own house in the rural part of the District of Oyotun, in the province of Chiclayo, Lambayequ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGloria is 55 years old and married with three children. Gloria works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 29,5...Read their story >
General StoreAzerbaijanIlaha is 27 years old. She has been married for over 4 years and has a child who is a 2-year-old boy. They are living in Horadiz village in Fuzuli region, but the family...Read their story >
Higher education costsPhilippinesAnabelle is 19 years old, single and lives with her parents in Solana. She is taking up computer science and she is currently in her third year. Her mother is a seamstress ...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 4,838 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.