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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.
Used ClothingZimbabweAbigail is a 24-year-old married businesswoman from the Mudzi District of Zimbabwe. She sells secondhand clothes that she gets in bulk from neighboring countries. Abigail v...Read their story >
PropertyEl SalvadorPablo is 69 years old, did not have the opportunity to study, and is married. His wife is a housewife, and also works making sleeping mats out of reeds. They have 7 child...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanHumaira is a 46-year-old widow. She has four children. Being a single parent, she needs to fulfill her children's demands. Five years ago, she started her own business of c...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaLawrence is a 28-year-old single man who has been a farmer for a period of three years earning himself an income of KES. 8,000 at the end of every month. Lawrence was in...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesTajikistanBahtebigim is 55 and has been raising livestock for ten years. She is divorced from her husband and lives in the A. Jomi district with her brother's family. She works as a ...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 6,845 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.