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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.
General StorePakistanShahida is a 44-year-old married woman. She has been successfully running a small general store in her community for the last three years. She offers various goods for dail...Read their story >
SewingTajikistanReza is a cheerful and hardworking 55-year-old woman. She is not married. All of her children are grown-up and have their own families, but Reza lives together with them an...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorFelipa is 63 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. She makes a living selling delicious pupusas (thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, refried beans,etc...Read their story >
ServicesUnited StatesAmy was pursuing a degree in legal studies when she decided to take her education to the next level. During her final years at NOVA Southeastern University, she founded Fir...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesUgandaDonozio lives in Hoima Uganda. He is married with one child. He buys and sells produce that is supplemented by farming. His dream is to build a permanent house and improve ...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 2,764 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.