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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.
Shoe SalesEl SalvadorJosé lives with his 47 year old wife and their children of 19 and 24 years of age. They share the warmth of a solid and united home. He sells used clothing, sandals, flip-...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the group "FOTEMOGOBAN 4" are married women, who average 32 years of age and two children each. The women live for the most part in traditional families ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDoña Dora is 47, with only a primary school education due to financial problems in her large family. She had many siblings and there was no way for her to continue on to mi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPeruRosa is an enterprising young woman, 25 years old. She is single and lives in Ica with her family. Her main motivation in life is her family. For their sake she strives ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPhilippinesMariche works hard to support her family. She is married and has a business buying and selling ready to wear clothes in the Philippines. She requested a 15,000 PHP (Phil...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 3,440 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.