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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.
SewingSenegalEl Hadji Assane is a man who lives with his family in a neighborhood instead. Married and a father, he works with clothes and is a tailor for his profession. He asked for a...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorJosé, age 67, did not attend school but he learned to read and write. He is in a relationship and his partner takes care of the household chores. They have two children w...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFelicita is 66 years old and married with three children. Felicita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP ...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA mother of three kids, Pho is 42 years old and a resident from Dambae district of Kampong Cham province. To overcome her family’s hardship, Pho grows cassava and rubber th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGuatemalaThese five Visionary women live in the small community of Tierras del Pueblo in the Suchitepéquez Department of Guatemala. They all work in the clothing industry, sewing an...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 3,754 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.