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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.
RetailSenegalSope Serigne Mansour Thieudeme is a group supporting female entrepreneurs. It is composed of six people living in the same neighborhood. They all work basically in the sam...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaWilliam Fernando is 44 years old. He is responsible and wants to get ahead in life. He and his wife have educated their two sons, who now contribute to the family economica...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaSri lives north of Bogor, about two hours from Jakarta. Sri manages a small shop selling snacks and mobile phone airtime credit. Sri is married and lives with five persons...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaLoem, 50 years old, is a villager from Battambang province. She is a widowed mother of five children. The main source of her income is from rice farming which she has been ...Read their story >
Recycled MaterialsKenyaShadrack is a 25-year-old married man. He has two children aged four and six years. He describes himself as optimistic. Shadrack operates a retail business where he sel...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 3,078 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.