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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.
Grocery StoreZimbabweEsnath is a 21-year-old businesswoman who lives in the rural district of Gokwe North, Zimbabwe. Esnath operates a grocery shop, and she has been doing so for five months. S...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorLeydi is 28 years old. She is married and has a 3-year-old daughter. Her husband is a farmer and for some seasons works in construction. Leydi has a small store of basic...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesColombiaLiliana is a woman who is the mother of a small 9-year-old child. She is very enterprising and has a lot of desire to move forward and progress. She has been selling bea...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanParveen is a 35-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of five children. Her husband is a rickshaw driver by profession. He has been run...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesNessie Jane has been helping her husband by working in order to make a living. She has operated a service for over two years, running a motorcycle transportation and rental...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.
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 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 5,902 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.