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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 Housing ExpensesNicaraguaAlicia is a hardworking woman. With her previous loan, she built a bathroom with sanitary conditions, which allowed her family to improve their hygiene. She is still workin...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesKenyaFrancis is a married man who has six children. He describes himself as successful. He operates a business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He has been in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaMelania has been constructing her home little by little to the extent that her income will allow. These improvements have been made through loans; her previous loan was use...Read their story >
CafeColombiaThanks to microcredit today Dora has a very beautiful and traditional cafe in Guatape which is a popular tourist area. She offers her services primarily to tourists. For th...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPhilippinesRosita is 56 years old and married with one child. She is a very hard working entrepreneur. Rosita's house was destroyed by super typhoon Haiyan which swept through the...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 4,509 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.