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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.
Personal Products SalesPhilippinesAlejandra is a married woman, who has six children. Two of her children are currently in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur. She has a direct-selling business,...Read their story >
Barber ShopLebanonMohamad is a 22-year-old single man. He started providing barber services in March 2012. His business is doing just fine, and he is very proud of the level of success h...Read their story >
Used ClothingUgandaVicent is a repeat borrower, aged 36 years old. He is married with 2 children, and he deals clothing and sells matoke (cooking bananas) from his plantations. Vicent has app...Read their story >
CerealsKenyaThis is Dzame. She appreciates Kiva lenders for providing a previous loan that improved her living standards. She was able to expand her motorcycle and fish businesses...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaPatrick is a 53 year old married man with eight children who lives in Hoima-Uganda. He earns additional income from brick laying. He ventured into several businesses so a...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 4,169 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.