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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.
AgricultureUgandaSteven is 37 years old and is married with six children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock, and he receives a monthly wage as a Community Knowledg...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador31-year old Jesús lives in his own house with his wife and children. He has run a store for eight years and is well known in the area as an enterprising and hardworking per...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanFarishtamo is a resident of the Farkhor district. She is 54 years old, married, and the mother of three children. Her oldest son is currently working in Russia. Her daug...Read their story >
TailoringEl SalvadorMaría lives with her life companion. She learned how to sew at her own initiative in order to contribute economically to household expenses She has been a seamstress for 2...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesYemenThis group is called Zahor Al-Salam, and consists of 5 ladies who live in Hodeidah, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 100,000 YER from AMB. A`aida is 30-years-old and l...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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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 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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