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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.
Barber ShopIraqAbbas is from Iraq. He is 34 years old, married, and has 2 children. Abbas works hard to provide for his family all by himself. Abbas is a barber. He has a long experien...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanMairamkan is 30 years old, married and raising three children together with her husband. Mairamkan has a secondary education. To provide the primary income for her family, ...Read their story >
PubCameroonThomas is 26-year-old man, single, and with no children. He opened a bar in a district of the capital that he has been managing for about one year. He benefits from good ex...Read their story >
Clothing SalesJordanHanan was born in 1990. She is married and has 1 son. Her husband is in the military. Hanan has been selling clothes and blankets for 1 year. She considers her work as a...Read their story >
Home AppliancesUkraineVasil is from Beregovo. He is a principal at a local village school, and lives with his family in their very own 1-story house. He is seeking a loan of 20,000 griven to r...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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- 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 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 5,629 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.