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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.
Clothing SalesZimbabweGreetings from Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. Siphilanzima is 35-years-old and married with two children both of whom are still in school. She has for the p...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruGuilmar is a very hardworking and enterprising person. He is 54 years old, single, and lives in Pisco with his family. Thanks to his parents' support he was able to pursu...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesIndonesiaMurni is 42 years old and married. She lives with her husband and their children. She has two sons and two daughters. Her husband is a fisherman. He works to find the fish ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaVardeni lives in Gladzor village of Vayots Dzor region. She has been running a farm for nine years. Her husband and son help Vardeni to take care of the farm and earn inco...Read their story >
General StoreEl SalvadorÁngel asks for more capital to stock the inventory of his general store and mini-bookstore. He will purchase drinks, basic grains, snacks, pencil cases, notebooks, erasers...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Carol Wilkerson, 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 Carol Wilkerson, 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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