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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.
FarmingCambodiaSopheak, who is age 38 and married, is a local villager from the Kampong Cham province where her rice and cassava are grown. To supplement her income, Sopheak works for oth...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaMuntari remembers not being able to pay his children's school fees during a particularly bad harvest. This was before he became a Babban Gona Member. Now, Muntari, like al...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesRosita is 39 years old, married, and has three children who are in school. She is in the agricultural business of pig fattening in the Philippines. Rosita has been in pig f...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaPatrick is 42 years old, married with nine children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock products. He grows coffee, maize, bananas, yams, and sweet...Read their story >
AgricultureEcuadorRiqui is a single 22-year old man who lives with his parents and his 2-year old son. They live in the Ventanas canton, province of Los Ríos. He works in agriculture sow...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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- 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 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 4,390 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.