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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.
JewelryPakistanAllah Rakhi lives in Lahore, Pakistan and she is a member of this two-person lending group. She has a large family and belongs to a deprived family. She has six daughters a...Read their story >
CerealsPhilippinesVeronica is 47 years old, married with four children. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Veronica has a rice retailing business in the Philippines. Veronica reque...Read their story >
Animal SalesAzerbaijanCahid, a 20-year–old IDP (internally displaced person) who lives with his family in the Bilasuvar IDP Settlement, raises and sells sheep for meat. People use mutton for tr...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesBoliviaDelfina is 49 years old. She lived with her husband up until a few years ago; however, he decided to go to another city to start a family with another partner. He left Del...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSharifan is a 54-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store with her son at the corner of her house. She has 5 years of experience in t...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 6,005 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.