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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.
General StorePhilippinesLuzviminda, 56 years old, is married with four children. Her husband works as a manual laborer but earns just enough for the family to live hand to mouth. Luzviminda was st...Read their story >
RetailEl SalvadorArely, who is 32 years old, is a hard-working woman who lives in her own house with her life's companion and their two children, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. ...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesNatividad is 65 years old and married with four children. Natividad works very hard to provide for them. Natividad runs a general store in the Philippines and requested ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesColombiaBertha is a 52-year-old mother who went through a difficult time and separated from her husband, leaving her with two kids to take care of without knowing what to do. Berth...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorMaria lives in her own house with her family group. She has a shop located in her residence. She has lots of customers because she sells a variety of products and at good...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Piotr, 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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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 Piotr, 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 4,237 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.