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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.
AgricultureBoliviaHugo lives in the municipality of Colomi Cochabamba together with his wife and three children. He is a farmer and has two hectares of fields on which he grows potatoes, ul...Read their story >
FoodUgandaFlavia is 36 years old and lives in the town of Kisekende in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has 4 children with 2 of them currently in school. For the pas...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaMr. Ariunjargal, 32 years old, lives with his wife and daughter in Darkhan, the second largest city of Mongolia. He has been rendering a taxi service to local people since ...Read their story >
Grocery StorePeruPedro Pablo is 59 years old and married. He lives with his wife and his son, who still depends on him, in the Pomahuaca district. This is a small but ambitious district, wh...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesSamuel is married with an only child and resides in Tangub City with his family. He operates a motorcycle transportation service in their community, while at the same t...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 3,904 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.