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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.
LivestockBoliviaSeñora Elizabeth, age 24, is a single mother and lives with her parents in the north of Colomi. She is a farmer and sells beans and potato which she cultivates on her paren...Read their story >
SewingHondurasAgustín is 64 years old, married, he has six children, and he lives in the municipality of Olanchito, Yoro. He has about 35 years experience in tailoring. In his shop he ma...Read their story >
CafeKenyaPatrick is asking for a loan because he believes that through it he will improve his business. The previous loan enabled him to save money from his charcoal business. In ad...Read their story >
Grocery StoreYemenTaha is a 44-year-old married man and father of six children who lives in Taiz, Yemen. Approximately five years ago Taha started his business, a grocery store selling stapl...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaDUO SAN RAFAEL Berta Consuelo, 33, has sold traditional clothing for the past 5 years at the Chimaltenango Market. With effort she was able to establish herself and ...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 5,748 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.