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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.
FarmingKenyaMturio Nyakoragati is a Nuru International group of three farmers in Kuria West district in Kenya. The members joined the group to acquire skills and knowledge on improved ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaRebecca is single. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water; her greatest monthly expense is food. For the past two months, she has operated a clo...Read their story >
Grocery StoreKenyaLucy has operated a business selling food stuff like maize flour and cooking fat to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned the high cost of transportation as her major...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorYenny, is married and lives with her husband. Because of the need to generate income to help her husband with the household expenses, she opened a store in her home. It is ...Read their story >
AgricultureArmeniaArtyom is a farmer from Lusaghbyur village in the Shirak region. He lives with his wife and two little daughters (6 and 4 years old). He is employed in the private sector, ...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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