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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.
Personal Products SalesLiberiaFatu is 43 years old and lives in Sanniquillie, the capital city of Nimba County, which is rich in natural resources and has living conditions that are much better than the...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaA 52-year-old widowed mother of three kids and a villager from Moung Russey district of Battambang province, Sey is a local farmer who does rice farming as the main source ...Read their story >
RetailSenegalThe Book Khol Ross Bethio Group is an ensemble of people who have gathered to take their destiny in hand. It is composed of nine women who live in the same district and who...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaNab, 38, lives in a rural village in Battambang province’s Moung Russey district, Cambodia. She is married and has three children. For the last three years, Nab has been fa...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorNarcisco is 58 years old. For about 11 years, he has been working as a security guard at a company near his town. This is how he makes a living and supports his family. Nar...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 3,019 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.