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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.
FarmingPhilippinesEvelinda is 58 years old, married and has three children. Evelinda is in the agricultural business, farming rice in the Philippines. Evelinda requested a 50,000 PHP lo...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesFelixberta is married and works hard to support her family. She has a general store business in the Philippines, which she has been doing for three years. Felixberta req...Read their story >
TransportationPeruBrayan is 20 years old, he is single and lives with his family in the district of Cayalti in the province of Chiclayo in the region of Lambayeqye on the northern coast of P...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEmelia is 49 years old and married with eight children, two of whom are in school. Emelia works very hard to provide for them. Emelia runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >
FoodTanzaniaJeremia is a married man in his mid 20s with two children, both attend school. He has been selling chips with eggs, meat ball, and chicken for three years. He works fr...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Janie, 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 Janie, 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 5,657 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.