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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.
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMuhammad is married and lives with his wife and their only child in North Tangerang, a city located south of Jakarta. To support his family, Muhammad runs a small store tha...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorSantos is 30 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. She sells fruits and vegetables wholesale; her business is located in the municipal market. She has a l...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesLorie is a 32 year old, married woman with two children aged 7 and 8. She live in Concepcion, Iloilo with her husband who is a fisherman. Lorie helps her husband in their f...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorJuan is 40 years old and lives in his own home with his family. He has owned a shop run from within his house for several years. He has many clients due to the variety of p...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesJerriel, 22, is a resident of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. He has a partner named Joan, a tricycle driver, and a kid who is in the Preparatory Level in school. They both wo...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 3,250 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.