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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.
RetailJordanSuzan was born in 1980. She lives with her husband in a sector of Jordan called Irbid. Her husband is a dietitian. Suzan has been selling Russian golden accessories and hom...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesNicaraguaAna is an enterprising woman. She is 30 years old and single. Her business is buying and selling harvested crops. She sells her products at the Masaya municipal market a...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesMexicoCiro is the owner of the local convenience store in Totolapan, Morelos. He has been working there for over 35 years, first helping his father and now managing the business...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesYemenThe Abdulmalek Group consists of four women from Sana`a, Yemen. Each member has her own type of business. They are requesting a group loan for 200,000 YER and they hold eac...Read their story >
Clothing SalesBoliviaMadalexny, 24, sells seasonal clothing in different markets in the city of Santa Cruz. This is her first loan with the institution, and she will use it to buy clothing in b...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 5,654 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.