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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.
FarmingCambodiaNeoun, a mother of four kids, is a resident from Kampong Cham province and she is 39 years old. All four of her children still count on her. Three of them are in school and...Read their story >
Animal SalesParaguayAldo is married and he says he works buying and selling "holando" type small bulls. He has a station wagon, which he drives to do his job. He is a hardworking person, who w...Read their story >
Land RentalEl SalvadorCarlos is 46 years old, married, and has 5 children. His 2 eldest daughters have already formed their own households. Just 3 children and his wife, his only dependents, sti...Read their story >
Clothing SalesCongo (DRC)Mwadawa is a brave merchant, member and president of the Benjamin business group. An experienced entrepreneur, she is 51 years old, married, and a mother of eight children,...Read their story >
Clothing SalesPakistanZubaida is a 42 year old married woman living with her spouse and six children in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Her husband owns a shop in which he sells bed sheets, pillo...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.
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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 3,324 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.