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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.
Shoe SalesEl SalvadorRosa, 68 years old, lives in her own house with her husband and her daughter. She works selling shoes. Her business is located in the municipal market. She has many custome...Read their story >
Food StallTanzaniaMwema is in her 40s and has got two schooling children. She is not married. For two years now, she has had a business of mamalishe, selling soft drinks, breakfast and l...Read their story >
HardwareTanzaniaAthuman is a father of four school-age children (who are of equal genders). He is married and for two years now he has been taking care of his family by running a hardware ...Read their story >
ServicesLebanonAbir is a 41-year-old single lady who has worked as an accountant for eight years to cover the needs and expenses of her family, which consists of two other members. Abi...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesTanzaniaTatu, who is 30 years old, is not married and has got a boy and girl who are at school. She takes care of her own family by running a genge, and sells second-hand clothes d...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Aliyah, 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 Aliyah, 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 5,042 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.