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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.
Spare PartsPakistanNaheed, 32, lives with her husband and four children in the area around Lahore. She and another woman form this group asking for a joint loan of 70,000 PKR through BRAC Pak...Read their story >
TransportationKenyaGeorge is a married man. He has two children. He describes himself to be ambitious. He operates a transport business where he transports customers using his motorcycle. He ...Read their story >
SewingEl SalvadorFlor is 45 years old, she lives in her own home with her mother and her two children. She has been working in alterations and dressmaking for many years, her business is lo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorEnrique has a retail location where he sells clothing and offers transportation services in his pick-up. His business was born 10 years ago and he has expanded it through h...Read their story >
Higher education costsTajikistanIsmoil, who was born in 1996, lives with his mother. A very clever boy, Ismoil graduated from high school with excellent marks and was one of the best students in his schoo...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Wendy, 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 Wendy, 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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