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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.
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorVilma is 55 years old. She has a sixth-grade education. She is married, and her husband is a farmer. She has one child who goes to the community school. Vilma works sell...Read their story >
General StorePakistanSardar is a 58-year-old married lady. She has run a small general store in her community for many years. She offers a variety of grocery items at a reasonable price and...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesEl SalvadorMarcos is forty-three years old and married with four children, only three of which live with him and go to school. His mother also lives with them. His wife takes care of ...Read their story >
Grocery StoreLebanonHaifa is the featured borrower of Salwah Group. She joined with the other group members to acquire a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua, because they have always been neighb...Read their story >
ServicesIndonesiaWahyu runs a small stall selling snacks, groceries and mobile phone airtime credits. Wahyu lives in Sukabumi, a semi-urban area about 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Wahyu is marr...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 4,656 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.