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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 SalesZimbabwePrincess is a 19-year-old businesswoman who lives in the Lupane District of Zimbabwe. She sells clothes and shoes at a flea market. She also volunteers as a Learner Guide,...Read their story >
FoodEl SalvadorVirginia, 48, lives with her 19 year old son. She is a visionary woman who has been earning a living making and selling pizza for three years. She conducts her sales on f...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorCarlos is 51 years old and lives with his family in a house that they own. He earns his living selling fruits and vegetables. His business is situated in the market located...Read their story >
Food MarketHondurasEstelvina is a very entrepreneurial person who lives with her husband and children in a community in southern Honduras. Her business is a small grocery store along with br...Read their story >
ServicesZimbabweThis is 36 year old Rosewell from Chipinge, a town in eastern Zimbabwe. He is married with one child not yet attending school. He has no other dependents under his care. ...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 4,217 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.