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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.
AgricultureBoliviaHilario is in a common-law marriage and does not have children. He lives in the Chauira Pampa community in an adobe house, which is his own. The house has electricity and...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMarvin, 26 years old, is a hard-working man who has made a living as day laborer for eight years now. He lives with his partner and his son of one year and three months. ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksBoliviaThe "Wallatas" Communal Bank is beginning its fifth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Regional Hub. This group is made up of ten members and is run by a board of ...Read their story >
Grocery StorePhilippinesLolita is 66 years old and married with three children. Lolita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 30,0...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaArmando is a veteran with a lot of experience in the field. He's a humble, simple man, with a gift for people and enough energy to make any crop produce. He has a coffee cr...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.
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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 3,723 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.