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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.
ElectricianBoliviaGerson is single and the father of two children. He lives in La Paz in a home made of brick and cement; he lives under a renter's contract, but he has all the basic service...Read their story >
ConstructionUnited StatesTravis is no stranger to getting his hands dirty. Working in construction for the last 15 years, he and his team are experts at every kind of job, from landscaping and maso...Read their story >
FarmingNicaraguaGabriel is a feisty 32-year-old man. He is married and has two children, both of whom attend primary school. Gabriel lives in the El Cayado community, 90 kilometres - or th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarta is planning to stock her business selling clothing with products that her clients look for day to day. She will buy skirts, dresses, pants, shirts, blouses, pajamas a...Read their story >
FarmingNigeriaDandila is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Dandila joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: Isiya,Thomas, and Musa. Dandila is ex...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 3,746 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.