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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.
FarmingNigeriaSamaila is a maize farmer and member of Babban Gona. Samaila joined Babban Gona primarily to create a better future for his children: . Samaila is excited that Babban Gona...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesVietnamMrs. Thủy operates a food stall selling vegetables. She is requesting a loan to purchase more vegetable to resell. Thủy has been involved in this business for five years. T...Read their story >
PubUgandaMarion is 50 years old and lives in the town of Mityana in the Mubende region of Uganda. She is married and has 3 children with none of them currently in school. For the pa...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSina is 51 years old and married. She lives with her family in a rural area located in the Koh Sotin district of Kampong Cham province. She has five children to take care o...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorWilber, 34 years old, lives with his two children, who are 6 and 12 years old. He is an enterprising man who has earned his living for the past 18 years selling tostadas m...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 4,353 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.