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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.
Personal PurchasesPeruGino lives in the city of Ica. He works with a lot of dedication in the shipping department of a transport company in the city where he makes the money he needs to get ahea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoSuzana is in her thirties and has four children between the ages of 11 and 22. She is a housewife. Although her husband works as a cleaner, they are still very poor and hav...Read their story >
ClothingMaliThe women of the Danaya Group are polygamous. They are, on average, forty-eight years old, and have three children. They all live in Missira I, and know one another becau...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaJecinta is a 50-year-old lady and a mother of two. She has run a retail shop for the last twelve years with a monthly income of KES 15,000. She applied for a new loan K...Read their story >
ServicesBoliviaSamuel is a responsible man who was able to get ahead despite the difficulties of his childhood. His father passed away in an accident when he was very young and his mother...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 4,259 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.