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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSalvador is 49 years old. He lives in his home with his wife and four children, ages 18, 15, 11, and 8. He is a man that puts all his effort into providing for his family e...Read their story >
FoodUgandaStephen is 50 years old and lives in the town of Bungkho in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has 4 children who are all currently in school. For the past 6 yea...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlfredo is 29 years old and resides in his own home along with his wife and their five-year-old daughter. He has been working at a factory near his town for quite some tim...Read their story >
RestaurantPakistanFarzand, age 54, has operated a restaurant for the past 20 years. He works and lives in Lahore. He and his wife have seven children. In his restaurant, Farzand offers lo...Read their story >
General StoreCosta RicaMaría Eugenia María Eugenia is a 40 year old married lady living with her three children. One attends high school, another attends primary school, and the youngest is ...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 3,684 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.