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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.
FarmingKenyaKipnyakan is 64 years old, married and supports a family of three members. He supports two of his children who are aged 18 and 14 years old. He is a mixed farmer in the Kab...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesEvangeline is 46 years old and married with eight children, five of whom are in school. She works hard to provide for her family. She runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >
Clothing SalesNicaraguaClara is a 55 year old woman who sells clothing and cosmetics. She has been a mother and a father all at the same time, as she is a single parent who has gotten her childr...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaPhilip, a member of Bidii Group in the Kakamega North District, is pictured here in a group of eight One Acre Fund lead farmers who represent a total of 79 individual One A...Read their story >
Higher education costsKenyaMujeni participates in the marketing function of Juhudi Kilimo, an agricultural micro-finance social enterprise, based in Kenya. She is requesting a loan from Kiva to pursu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Paul, 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 Paul, 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 4,271 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.