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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.
Food StallNicaraguaBismark Antonio lives in the city of Managua and works in a supervisory company. He is married and has three children. His income is the family's only source of income. ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesPakistanSaima is a 36-year-old married woman. She has been running a business selling bed sheets and covers for last two year. She purchases a variety of bed sheets in bulk from th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneMeet 37-year-old Gibrilla from Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown. He is married with three children between the ages of one and ten. One of his children is currently ...Read their story >
RetailGuatemalaGraciela is a married lady, age 50. She has four grown children, three men and one woman, with whom she lives in the Department of Suchitepéquez. Graciela explains that ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDeni runs a small stall as a tailor and sells mobile phone airtime credits. Deni lives in the West of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Deni is ma...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Volkan, 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 Volkan, 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 3,278 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.