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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.
DairyEl SalvadorJosé is 55 years old. He is a family man that is dedicated to his children, his wife, and his cattle as these bring him much satisfaction and above all the pride of being a...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaPeter, 38, is married with four children and lives in Kasese, Uganda. He deals in the produce business, specializing in beans, maize and groundnuts. He has been in this bus...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPhilippinesConsolacion has faithfully paid back her previous loan which she used to buy grocery items for her variety store. Aside from this, she also operates a doormat and rug-makin...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanSurayo was born in 1977. She is a hard-working woman who is married with three children. Surayo works as a seamstress in a dress shop, where she sews women's national cos...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesEl SalvadorJose, 34 years old, lives with his wife and his daughter in his own house. He works in agriculture and grows the common staple products such as corn and beans, and also has...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Bob Harris, 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 Bob Harris, 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 3,740 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.