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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.
General StorePhilippinesNenita is 50 years old and a widow with one child. Nenita works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 50,000 lo...Read their story >
FarmingGuatemalaMen are an important part in strengthening a country's development. Future professional in the various farming labors and in our country, Manuel is 33 years old, single, an...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaIn the city of Medellín, there is a lot of social inclusion. One of the projects was electric stairs that connect two neighborhoods. In this area, Antonio has his store. He...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMary Rose is 34 years old and married with three children, who are all attend in school. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philip...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesBoliviaPastor is married and has no children. He rents a house in the city of El Alto. He studied up to secondary school. His wife is a homemaker. He needs the loan to buy c...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 3,736 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.