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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.
Grocery StoreYemenAli is a 26-year-old man who lives in Sana`a, Yemen. He has a shop selling basic grocery products in a small public area. He started his business by saving an amount in ord...Read their story >
TransportationUnited StatesMario is the sole owner and operator of a lucrative transportation service that shuttles clients around various destinations in Florida. Mario is dedicated to expedient...Read their story >
Fish SellingPhilippinesMelinda is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a fish-vending business in the Philippines. She is borrowing 26,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) through NWTF in order to buy m...Read their story >
CattleUgandaTwaibu is 52 years old, and he is married with six children. Three of his children are attending secondary school, and Twaibu is also responsible for paying the school fees...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesPhilippinesPablita works hard to support her family. She is widowed and has a food-vending business in the Philippines. She has been in this business for 10 years now. Pablita has ...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like John, 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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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 John, 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 4,016 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.