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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.
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from a village of Ek Phnom province’s Battambang district, Vuth is aged 44 years and married with four children. For more than ten years, he and his wife have be...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanZikkaoy is a 49-year-old resident of the city of Dushanbe. She is married and her husband works as an electrician. Zikkaoy doesn't have a higher education and so for three ...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanTohir was born in 1996. In 2003, he began primary school and in 2014, he successfully graduated from secondary school. After graduating from secondary school, he enrolled i...Read their story >
TaxiBoliviaEdison is a 24-year-old man, single, without children, and his business is repairing vehicles. He is enterprising, responsible, independent and very hard-working. His a...Read their story >
Grocery StorePakistanNadeem is 36 year old and lives in Kotri. He runs a grocery store in his community. He has been in this business for 7 years now. The people in his community know him we...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 6,478 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.