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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorTeresa, 62 years of age, is the mother of 12 children, 8 male and 4 female who are all now adults and have their own family. She is married; her husband makes a living in a...Read their story >
FarmingPhilippinesMercedez is a farmer that grows corn and beans. She is 52 years old, from Mahayag. She signed up for membership with PMPC for her needs of capitalization. Mercedez wants to...Read their story >
CattleUgandaEmmanuel is a 41-year-old married man with four children, three of whom are currently attending school. He lives in Kyangwali in Western Uganda. Emmanuel has been a catt...Read their story >
RetailColombiaLuz lives in the Montería municipality with her children and parents. She identified an opportunity to open a business opposite the local sports stadium and so now has a...Read their story >
Shoe SalesColombiaMarllenis is a fighting, enterprising woman who never settles for what she has. She always aspires to have more, to improve and progress and leave every day with the hope t...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 4,097 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.