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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.
CafeKenyaMilton is a 35 year old married man. He has 2 children. He describes himself to be humble, honest and focused. He operates a food café where he cooks food for sale. He h...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMartono runs a small stall which sells snacks, groceries, mobile accessories, and mobile phone airtime credits. Martono lives in the West of Bandung, a semi-urban area abou...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesAs a married parent of three children, Hanelyn works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, and also earns income from farming ...Read their story >
Animal SalesPeruMiguel Ángel is 35 years old and lives in the district of Cayaltí, located in the Province of Chiclayo, Lambayeque Region on the North Coast of Peru. The people here work i...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSokeng, aged 30 and a mother of three children, is a local farmer who grows cassava on two hectares of farmland as the main source of income to deal with her daily cost of ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jonathan, 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 Jonathan, 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 2,536 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.