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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.
AgricultureHondurasAna is a 21 youth who is in a common-law marriage. She finished high school, graduating as an elementary school teacher. Her partner works producing coffee, and they have...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorOlimpia is a young woman of 25 years old. She studied until the first year of high school, but had to drop out the school because of her pregnancy. She has two children of ...Read their story >
FarmingArmeniaGohar lives in Darakert village of Ararat region. She lives with her husband, two little kids (ages 5 and 1 year old), her parents-in-law and her brother-in-law. Gohar a...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaThis group consists of 5 group leader farmers in Matete District with Khasoko selected as the Kiva representative. Khasoko has volunteered to be the Kiva group representat...Read their story >
Motorcycle TransportEl SalvadorWilfredo, 35 years old, studied up to ninth grade and has a domestic partner. His common law wife works in domestic chores. They have three children. He works as a security...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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- 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 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 4,462 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.