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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 SalesColombiaYadi, 33, is hardworking and thriving. She is a single mother to two children who she has gotten ahead with great effort and dedication. About a year ago she started her ow...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoNebojsa is a 48-year-old divorced father of two children who are 12 and 14 years old. He is employed by a water system company as a driver and makes only enough to pay for ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesGenelita is married and works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines and has been in this business for seven years. Genelita has...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaUnderneath the shade of the imposing trees of Esteli, Sandra Castellon, 35, and mother of one son, works as a dressmaker. She firmly believes that good sanitation for hers...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportKenyaOmar is a twenty-six-year-old motorcycle operator in Mariakani, Kenya. He is a married man who supports no one and has been in this business for the last five years, doing ...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 4,323 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.