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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorNelson is 44 years old and studied through the third grade. He is married and his wife works in their home. They have 5 children, all of whom are students and live at hom...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMario is a young man, 24 years of age, who lives in his mother's house with his life's companion who is currently pregnant. Mario has worked for six years in a poultry e...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesParaguaySra. Gilda has been working at the market for 20 years. She had been working with her parents, but now that they are older, she is working alone.
Gilda sells ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruJesús Teodoro is 22 years old and single. He lives in his family's home with his grandmother and has good references, both personal and professional. He comes from a tight-...Read their story >
PoultryVietnamLan works in agriculture raising poultry. She has been involved in this business for more than 10 years. The main hardship that Lan faces in her business is the lack of cap...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 6,582 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.