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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.
Fruits & VegetablesUgandaRose is a businesswoman in the countryside of Kyabugimbi-Bushenyi, where she has been for the last thirteen years. She trades in agricultural produce on a small scale, work...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDulía is 49 years old and lives with her life companion and her 14 year old son. She is a very tenacious woman who in her eagerness to provide a better quality of living fo...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorKarina is 26 years old and went as far as seventh grade in school. She lives with her partner, who is a farmer. Karina has done housework all her life and also helps her...Read their story >
General StoreKenyaJane is a married woman. She has 10 children. She describes herself to be focused. She operates a retail business where she sells sugar, bread, washing soap and other house...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorJosé is 47 years old and, according to his wife of 25 years, an exemplary father. José did not go to school. José has just one daughter who lives at home, and two grandchil...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 3,526 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.