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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.
General StoreVietnamHanh is requesting a new loan to buy a range of new products, such as food and beverages, to restock her general store. This purchase will help her to better meet the needs...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaSamaila is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Samaila joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Idi, Isah, and Binta. Samaila is exc...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaJohn is a 48-year-old married man with 12 children, including some aged 21, 20, 19, 18 and17 years, with 10 children attending different schools. He has two other dependant...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruRaul is a very hardworking man, he is 56 years old and lives in Parcona with his family. He has 3 children who are his greatest pride in life and a wife who he supports unc...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruMiguel is 64 years old and lives in the district of La Matanza. It is a community with a warm climate and very friendly people who work in agriculture, commerce and livest...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lorrie, 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 Lorrie, 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 4,389 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.