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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.
ServicesUnited StatesMonique is a hardworking wife and mother. She’s held a steady job for the past 15 years at a church in Brooklyn while raising a child, and knows first-hand the struggles of...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe seven members of Benkadi II Group are married women with an average age of 34. They have an average of four children and mostly live in traditional families in Sanzana,...Read their story >
General StorePhilippinesMilagros is 52 years old and married with seven children, three of whom are in school. Milagros works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philipp...Read their story >
CafeArmeniaGayane lives and works in Yerevan with her husband and son. He is already 10 years old. Gayane and her family run a small cafe, where they produce and sell different types ...Read their story >
AgricultureHondurasDoña Rina is a 45-year-old woman who studied until the 5th grade of elementary school. She is married and works with her husband in the fields cultivating coffee. They have...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 7,229 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.