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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.
RickshawPalestineDeeb is a 42-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife and five kids: two sons and three daughters. All of his children are school students. Deeb is an e...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesEl SalvadorThe borrower is 29 years old. He has been selling construction supplies (such as sand, iron, cement, bricks, etc.) for several years. His shop is located in his house. He c...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaJafred’s group has five group leader farmers and is located in Kakamega North District. The group leaders in this group represent a total of 51 individual farmers (not pict...Read their story >
TransportationPeruClary is 37 years old, is married to Laber, and has 4 children. They live together in their own home. Clary earns a living by renting out a motorcycle taxi. She owns one...Read their story >
Beauty SalonJordanKhawla is 35 years old and provides for four members in her family with the earnings from her business, a small beauty salon, that she has established in her home. She ...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.
- 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 4,372 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.