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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.
AgricultureEl SalvadorThe young man's face is pixelated because he's 24 years old and lives in a high-risk area. He has worked for three years growing corn. When his crop is ready, he sells ...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanSayada is a 49-year-old married woman. For the past 6 years she has been involved in the business of cloth trade. She purchases cloth of different varieties at low pric...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorMario is 44 years old and lives with his wife and their daughter. He works repairing brakes and clocks. He has 15 years old in this field. With the earnings from this wo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesElvie is 34 years old and married with four children, three of whom are in school. Elvie works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines...Read their story >
PoultryUgandaJohn is 35 year old Ugandan man who is married and has four children. All of them attend school. A house helper also stays with them. They are residents of Ikuma in Kagadi....Read their story >
Kiva lenders 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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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.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or perhaps get someone else involved by giving 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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