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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.
RetailTimor-LesteGenoveva lives in Same and she is a businesswoman. She got involved in business activities a few year ago; she started with her own working capital. She is requesting a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl Salvador37 year-old Carlos lives in his own house along with his wife and 2 children: an 11 year-old girl and a 15 year-old boy. He works hard every day to sustain his home, throug...Read their story >
SewingColombiaInés does a bit of everything to earn money. She makes shirts and fabric dolls; she sells toiletries like lotions, make up, perfume, cologne etc. She has experimented with ...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaKajumwa is a married woman. She lives at a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
Kajumw...Read their story >
RetailTajikistanHusniya was born in Shahristan, a mountainous region [of Tajikistan], in a farmer's family. She is 36 years old. Husniya is married and has two children. She has a loving h...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.
Join us and make a loan today.
- 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 3,205 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.