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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.
Beauty SalonGeorgiaBela is 27 years old. She lives in the small village of Senaki district with her husband, two daughters, and and grandfather, who is provided with a retirement pension. The...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaGarba is a dedicated small holder farmer from Yalwan Pegi. As a Babban Gona member, Garba is excited about the opportunity to finally have access to credit, good markets a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesZimbabwePrincess is a 19-year-old businesswoman who lives in the Lupane District of Zimbabwe. She sells clothes and shoes at a flea market. She also volunteers as a Learner Guide,...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaMargaret is married with six children. She buys, packages, and sells hardwood charcoal. At first she used to buy the charcoal already packaged, but she was able to expand h...Read their story >
AgricultureTajikistanSaodat is 51 years old and she lives with her husband in the small city of Tursun-zoda. The city was named in honor of the great Tajik writer and hero of the Republic of T...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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