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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.
CerealsKenyaSimon is really grateful that he got a loan from Kiva, which he was able to repay without facing a lot of challenges. His business improved after the loan term. He now ...Read their story >
FarmingRwandaEvariste is 29 years old. He is married with two children. He would like to use a Kiva loan to buy fertilizers to use during maize production. He needs to buy fertilizer in...Read their story >
RetailJordanMahmoud was born in 1965. He is divorced and lives with his 5 children at a sector in Jordan called Southern Ghour. Mahmoud has been selling accessories and making perfumes...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanDilbar is 37 years old. She is a divorced woman. Dilbar is the sole breadwinner for her children. Three years ago, she began her own business buying and selling gold jewelr...Read their story >
Home Products SalesCambodiaSoeun is 57 years old. She is widowed and resides with two children in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. She has been cultivating rice and fattening up animals for more than...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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There are 5,548 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.