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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.
Motorcycle TransportPhilippinesMilnar is married with three children. He operates a motorcycle transport business while his wife runs a general store to make a living. He has been doing this for more tha...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaManuela lives in a region called Esquipula. She is a married mother of three school-aged children. Her husband works as a taxi driver in the city. She is a kitchen manager ...Read their story >
TaxiPakistanNasreen is a responsible mother of six children. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her husband has been driving a taxi for twenty years. He is responsible for fulfilling t...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasPablo is 30 years old, married, and has 2 children. He lives in the town of Intibucá. He has always worked in agriculture as a laborer. For 4 years, he has been growing his...Read their story >
CattleTajikistanSafarmahmad lives in the Jilikul district, situated in southern Tajikistan. Jilikul is unlike other regions of Tajikistan, in that its climate and unique environment are co...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 3,895 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.