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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.
LivestockEl SalvadorBartolomé, 43, lives in his own house with his wife and their two sons. He has worked raising cattle and cultivating sugar cane, corn and beans for 10 years. With his earni...Read their story >
Animal SalesPakistanAziz Fatima is a 54-year-old married woman with 5 children. For the past 10 years, she and her husband have sold cattle. She looks after the cattle and is responsible for...Read their story >
Electronics RepairUnited StatesBroken phones are Adrian’s specialty. Saving his customers money is an added bonus. Adrian is a natural when it comes to making repairs. After suffering a workplace injury,...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaBetty is a hardworking woman who operates a bar and retail shop in a trading centre ten kilometres from Lyantonde town. The money from the business, along with the help of ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaJuana is 59 years old and unmarried. She has worked as a housekeeper in a private home for many years. She is requesting this loan to buy construction materials to complete...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 3,192 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.