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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 StorePhilippinesThelma, age 63, runs a general store business to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for the past 10 years. She earns additional income from buying and sel...Read their story >
SewingEl SalvadorRosa, 56, lives in her own house with her life partner. She works making clothes. Her business is located in her home. She has a lot of customers because of the quality ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaDini runs a small stall where she sells groceries, snacks and mobile phone airtime credits. Dini lives in West of Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta....Read their story >
Beauty SalonPalestineMurad is 27 years old; he lives in Gaza with his family, only one of whom is employed and helping him in providing the family income. In the first of May 2010, Murad opene...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorRoxana is 38 years old and lives in her own home with her life partner and her three children of 18, 15 and 12 years of age. Roxana owns a detached house inside a school of...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 4,256 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.