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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.
FarmingCambodiaNorn, originally from the Moung Russey district of Battambang province, is 48 years old and married. She is the mother of six children, but now only three kids are dependen...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRosa is 40 years old and lives with her spouse and their three children, ages 13, 9 and 3. She is an entrepreneurial woman who for the past 10 years, has worked selling pr...Read their story >
Clothing SalesGeorgiaAishapatma is 46 years old and lives in the Gardabani district with her son who works at a factory in Turkey. Aishapatma was involved in a retail clothing business year...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesLorna is married and she works hard to support her family. She has a general store in the Philippines, and also earns additional income from selling frozen foods. Lorna is...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorEdwin is 32 years old and lives in a house with his 11 year old daughter and family. Thanks to his tenacity and care he has been able to bring up his daughter and support h...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jill, 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.
- Do it all again!
Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Jill, 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 6,836 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.