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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.
Auto RepairPakistanRazia is age 38 and lives in the Lahore area. Her husband owns a workshop in the nearby town; he provides denting and painting services for damaged bodies of vehicles. He h...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesCambodiaYat is a weaver, while her husband is a construction worker. She has been married since 2007 and has one daughter who is in school. She is living on an island in the Mekong...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaHotmaida lives in North of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. Hotmaida manages a small shop selling drinks, snacks and mobile phone airtime credit. Hotmaida is married a...Read their story >
AgricultureBoliviaVicente, age 24, lives in the Colomi municipality. He is a very hard-working man. He is single, and he is financially independent. He is a farmer. He plants on five hec...Read their story >
Food StallKenyaJosephine is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She rents a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school f...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 3,273 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.