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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.
RetailKenyaSimeon is a married man. He has 4 children. He describes himself to be visionary. He operates a retail business where he sells basins and other plastic containers. He has b...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanSince childhood, Ahmadjon read many books and studied successfully at a secondary school. He graduated from the secondary school this year. To continue his education, he go...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaQristine lives in Geghi village with her husband and 6-year-old daughter, Elen. Near the village where they live, Qristine's husband runs a small cafe where he produces and...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMonalisa is 40 years old, married, and has five children, four of whom are currently in school. She is a very hard-working entrepreneur who has a food vending business in t...Read their story >
TaxiEl SalvadorJuan Carlos has offered passenger transportation for more than 5 years. He gets 44% profit in this work, which allows him to cover the household expenses of his partner and...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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