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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.
TaxiSenegalEl Hadji Hamady is a man who lives a few kilometers from the branch office. He is married and the father of a family. He works in transportation and has over ten years of e...Read their story >
Used ClothingBoliviaReina is 34-years old and lives with her husband and three children. She sells secondhand clothing. She is independent, enterprising, a good mother, responsible, and very h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorManuel, 23, lives in the family home with his mother. He is a well-known young man in his community because he is hard-working and very responsible. Manuel works as a gro...Read their story >
General StorePakistanShazia is 35 years old and has three children. They live in Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband has run a general store to sell rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergent, soap,and...Read their story >
Butcher ShopKenyaKevin is a 30-year-old married man who is blessed with five children. He is married to Violet, who adds additional income to support their family. Kevin has been operat...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 3,744 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.