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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.
RetailMaliMs. Kadia was born in March 1977 in Bougouni. She has seven children and lives in a traditional household in the North Heremakono area in the city of Bougouni (third admini...Read their story >
CattleKyrgyzstanVenera is 48 years old, unmarried and is raising a daughter. Venera has a secondary education. In 1996, Venera began practicing agriculture with initial start-up capital in...Read their story >
AgricultureCambodiaThy, 35, is a resident from Battambang province and a father of three dependent children. He has been a farmer growing rice and corn as his main source of income for more t...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaSamuel, 31, is from Nyahururu. He is married to Naomi, and they are blessed with two children aged six and four years old. Samuel has been running his farm for the last ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksPhilippinesJinky is a 31-year-old, married mother with two children, who are all in school. Jinky has a soft drinks retailing business in the Philippines. She requested a PHP 25,00...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bobby, 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 Bobby, 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 3,730 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.