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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.
TailoringPakistanBashir is a 49-year-old vigorous lady who has been providing the service of tailoring for many years. She stitches clothes for the people of her community and uses the inco...Read their story >
FarmingMaliThe Obenkina 4 Group is made up of ten women who are married and are, on average, 36 years old and have three children. They live in traditional families in the village of...Read their story >
FoodPhilippinesMarilyn is married and works hard to support her family. For the past ten years, she has had a frozen foods vending business in the Philippines. Marilyn requested a PHP 1...Read their story >
Clothing SalesTajikistanTojiniso is a responsible and hardworking woman . She comes from the Farkhor district of Tajikistan, where she lives with her husband and her two young sons. She is 34 ye...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanParveen is a 51-year-old lady, living with her spouse and five children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. She wants to make some savings so that she can provide better livin...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 5,058 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.