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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.
PropertyMongoliaAltanbayar, is 46 years old and lives with her husband, son and daughter in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. With her previous loan, she purchased a low pressure h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría, age 28, is a single mother. She lives in her own home with her three-year-old son. She is a young enterprising woman who has managed to provide for her son, thanks ...Read their story >
BookstoreKenyaSharon is a widowed woman. She has 1 child. She describes herself to be spiritual and educated. She operates a bookshop where she sells books. She has been involved in this...Read their story >
DairyKosovoIslam is 32 years old and a married father of two. In order to earn a living, he is working in a gas station, but because his salary is very low, he is also involved in agr...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe 10 members of the Benkadi B group are married men with an average age of 48 and, on average, 8 children. Most of them live in traditional families in N'Goloko, a villag...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 4,839 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.