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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.
LivestockPakistanSaeed is 34 years old active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He has been engaged in live stock business for past fifteen years. He needs to buy feeder and other merchandises for...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesParaguayGualberto is 38 years old and is married to Sra. Daniela. They live in the city of Itá. His business involves selling fruits and vegetables.
Gualberto says t...Read their story >
ClothingMaliBalimaya is a group of women from Koutiala, who know one another well, and live in large, traditional families with their husbands, children and other relatives. They are,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMongoliaBat-Amgalan is 29 years old and lives with his wife and children in Kherlen, the easternmost town of Mongolia. He has been working for seven yeares at a power station and h...Read their story >
Clothing SalesLebanonLina is a 36-year-old, married mother of two children. She has been working, selling clothes for 18 years. In 2013, Lina started her own business, opening her own cloth...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Olisa, 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 Olisa, 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 3,423 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.