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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.
Furniture MakingEl SalvadorJosé is 59 years old. He is a dedicated, responsible, and hard-working man. Together with his wife, he has been able to raise his children to be good, hard-working people. ...Read their story >
Used ClothingNicaraguaThis group is comprised of three successful entrepreneurs. One of them is Patricia. She is 33 years old and is married. For several years, she has earned her living selling...Read their story >
Grocery StoreHondurasAlan is 30 years old, single and lives with his mother in the Azacualpa municipality in Santa Bárbara. Alan used to be a builder but two years ago he decided to start a gro...Read their story >
Animal SalesJordanMohammad was born in 1982. He is married and a father of 5. Mohammad has been trying his best to provide his children with the best education and to cover his children's ne...Read their story >
TransportationGeorgiaIa is a 42-year-old married woman from the village of Shalauri in the Telavi district. She has a big family with seven members and some of them are employed. Ia is a nurse ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Scott, 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 Scott, 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 4,384 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.