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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesKyrgyzstanNazgul is 30 years old, married and has 3 children. Nazgul has a higher education and is an accountant. She graduated from a university, got married and became involved in ...Read their story >
Souvenir SalesNicaraguaAlena is a friendly and enterprising woman. She is 44 years old, married and has seven children. Two of her children are adults while the other five are teenagers, and curr...Read their story >
Grocery StoreNicaraguaLuz Benigna, age 49, is a hard-working woman. She is the single mother of her 14-year-old son. He has been her motivation to excel. She has had a grocery store for seven...Read their story >
Cosmetics SalesUgandaHakim is a single father charged with taking care of two children.
To earn a living, he sells salon accessories and also owns a salon in Hoima, Uganda. He started hi...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFrancisco is thirty years old and lives with his life partner and their three children. Their twin boys are twelve years old and their daughter is one. He is an enterprisin...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, 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 Julie, 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 3,204 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.