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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.
Clothing SalesKenyaMwanamvua is a married mother of one child, who attends school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fee...Read their story >
LivestockEl SalvadorLeonidas is 54 years old. He is very dedicated to his job. He is a farmer, and he only completed the 5th grade in school. He didn't complete school because of the financial...Read their story >
Grocery StoreTanzaniaMathias is a father of three children They are all boys and they are still young. He is 28 years old and takes care of his family accompanied by his wife. Mathias has been...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesMarissa is a diligent mother who is engaged in buying and selling fruits, vegetables and frozen foods within the local community. She is 37 years old and has three schoolin...Read their story >
RestaurantPakistanNasreen is of the age of 42, a mother of four children, living in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She is very hardworking, gracious and honest person. Her husband owns a ...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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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 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 3,294 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.