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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.
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanShabana is a 31-year-old, married woman. She deals in a business, selling cloth in her locality. She buys cloth of different fabrics, in various colors and designs, from th...Read their story >
TaxiAzerbaijanZamin is a taxi driver. He is 23 years old, single and lives with his parents. Zamin’s mother is a housewife, and his father is pensioner. The family lives in the Baku regi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanHilola was born in 1973. She is divorced and has three children. Hilola is the only provider for her children because her former husband doesn’t help her. She has her own b...Read their story >
Used ClothingMaliKotognonkontala is a group of women who come from the Médina Coura neighborhood of the city of Koutiala. The members of the group know one another well and live in large t...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesVietnamMrs Phuoc is 32 years old now, and her family lives in Mai Son district, Son La province. She married at the age of 19 and now have one beautiful little girl. Her family...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 2,777 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.