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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.
FarmingAzerbaijanBaxtiyar is 27 year old, a young client. He is married and has two kids. Baxtiyar is an IDP (internally displaced person), and lives with his wife in the Bilasuvar IDP Set...Read their story >
FoodVietnamThanh operates a food business selling snacks. She is requesting a loan to purchase more food for making snacks to sell. Thanh is 54 years old and is married with four c...Read their story >
RetailUganda"Vincent is 48 years old and lives in the town of Kalerwe in the Kampala region of Uganda. He is married and has three children, who are all currently in school. For the p...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaClarena is a humble and hardworking farmer with the drive that distinguishes men and women from the countryside. She is a woman with an entrepreneurial mentality and from ...Read their story >
Decorations SalesVietnamHuu is a 44-year-old single man who lives in Ho Chi Minh City. He has run a community based flower business for 10 years. Huu is the group leader of a 7 member loan group. ...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 3,975 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.