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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 Housing ExpensesGuatemalaWe cannot conceive of a city without necessary public services such as health services. Nor can we conceive that there are no people working in these public services. S...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Farid. Farid lives by himself in Yogyakarta, a city and the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. He runs a small shop that sells mobile phones, mob...Read their story >
Spare PartsPakistanGulnaz lives in Rawalpindi. She is married and had four children. Her husband owns an auto tyre shop. He has been running this business for the last ten years. He is a ...Read their story >
Phone Use SalesIndonesiaMeet Dadan. Dadan lives with his wife and their son in Cianjur, a small city situated at the foot of Mount Gede Pangrango, West Java. Dadan is an employee in a private comp...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe ten members of the Benkadi 5 group are married women who on average are 42 years old with three children, all living in traditional families in Kolomosso, one of the vi...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 4,507 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.