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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.
Food StallColombiaThis is Ivan. He is a man of character and good will, who is eager to prosper and get ahead together with his parents. Approximately six years ago, with a lot of drive a...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesGedion is 67 years old and very responsible with his household obligations since he has always been known to provide the best for his family. He currently lives with his wi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 35 years old, and she lives in her own house with her husband and their three children, ages 4, 12, and 17. Ana has been making and selling Pan Dulce [sweet bread] ...Read their story >
AgricultureColombiaDiego is a 35-year-old farmer who was raised in the fields; he learned his trade thanks to his parents and today he grows tree tomatoes for a living. Diego is a man wh...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaDorothy is a single woman and has two children. She describes herself as self reliant. She operates a retail business where she sells clothes, shoes, bags and other items. ...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 3,219 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.