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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.
Fruits & VegetablesColombiaMaría is 56 years old, married and the mother of 6 children. Actually she lives with her family on a farm that she owns where they different products like guanábana (sours...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesNicaraguaCandida Rosa has been selling products through catalogues for 10 years. She is a travelling vendor, and she set up her business with her own capital. She already has custom...Read their story >
Fuel/FirewoodPeruSaritais 33 years old and lives with her son in the Culpon settlement, located in the rural Nueva Arica zone, where its residents are farmers, merchants, and raise livestoc...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesNicaraguaVidaldina is a mature, single woman with three children that she still cares for. She is from a municipality in the north of Chinandega, which is located on the west side o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanHukminiso is a hardworking woman. She was born in 1960. She is married and has 3 children. Her children are all grown up. Her husband is an expert in home repair. Hukminiso...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 5,500 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.