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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.
Grocery StoreLebanonEntisar is a 45 year old Palestinian refugee who lives with her husband and their eight children in a Palestinian refugee camp located in North Lebanon. The family is known...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesUgandaNuuru is a 44-year-old married man with two children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer who grows food crops like rice, and at the same time has a shop that sell...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesCambodiaChenda is 27 years old and has one child. She is fromin Moung Russey district of Battambang province. She earns an income to improve her family conditions from rice croppin...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesAfter you’ve met with Jason and his wife, Amber, you’ll feel like you’ve gotten an education on the possibilities for environmentally sustainable landscaping. A married cou...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanShehnaz, age 41, is a married woman who has three children. After she married, she felt that she should support her husband to improve their financial condition. So she sta...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Judy Webster, 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.
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Any repayments are yours to keep, but we hope you’ll make another loan... or, like Judy Webster, 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 3,741 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.