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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.
Charcoal SalesRwandaGaudance is 31 years old. She is married with 4 children aged between 12 and 2 years, two of them go to school. She sells charcoal and has been running a business for t...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSokhen is 31 years old and married with four children. She is a citizen from a rural village located in the Kampong Cham province’s Koh Sotin district. For the last 15 year...Read their story >
General StoreCongo (DRC)Sara is an energetic shopkeeper in Marc A Group, a client of [microfinance institution] Hekima. She is 36 years old, married to a driver, and the mother of four children at...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorJenniffer is 24 years old and lives in her own home with her mother and 5-year-old son. She is an enterprising woman who sells beauty products, thanks to a previous loan sh...Read their story >
Personal Products SalesEl SalvadorJudith, age 44, is a single mother. She lives in a house of her own along with her 21-year-old daughter, who is currently studying. For several years Judith has worked sell...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Brigid, 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 Brigid, 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 5,061 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.