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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.
TailoringPakistanAmina is 52 years old and works from home as a tailor. She has been in this line of work for eight years now and is proud to be contributing to her household income. When A...Read their story >
Clothing SalesParaguayVidalia is a very hardworking woman who is getting ahead with a lot of sacrifice and effort. She makes a living by selling a variety of clothing for women, men and children...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorReina is requesting a new loan in order to increase the inventory for her tortillas business. She will buy propane gas, corn, lime, firewood and foil wraps so she can co...Read their story >
General StoreParaguayFelipa has been running a store in her home since 2003. After she became a widow, her children helped her build some small bedrooms with their own bathrooms in the back of ...Read their story >
PigsPhilippinesMateo is 64 years old and lives in Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is widowed with two children now in their adult age. Mateo is engaged in hog-fattening activ...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 2,728 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.