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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.
FarmingArmeniaArmenuhi lives in Dalarik village in the Armavir region with her big and nice family: her parents-in-laws, husband and two daughters. Armenuhi and her husband work at t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaZartar, a cook by profession, has been involved in a clothing sales business. To be financially secure and ensure a stable income for herself Zartar, started up this busin...Read their story >
Clothing SalesArmeniaHayarpi is a young business lady from Stepanavan town. She lives there with her father, who is constructor. Hayarpi's mother is a migrant worker in a neighbouring country. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiqueLaura is a general sales assistant and a hairdresser. She's 36 years old and has three children, all of whom study - one is in primary school and two are in secondary schoo...Read their story >
LivestockUgandaHussein is a 40-year-old married man with three children living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He is a farmer who grows coffee and bananas. He faces the challenges of limited capi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Sookie, 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 Sookie, 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 3,726 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.