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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorMaría is 39 years old and lives with her 3 children aged 13, 14 and 17 years old. They are all studying. María studied up to Grade 9. For the past ten years she has been s...Read their story >
ServicesEl SalvadorJonathan is a young family man and lives with his parents. He is single and has no children. He already has a degree in architecture and has started his business, Professio...Read their story >
Animal SalesSenegalMr. El Hadji raises cows to resell. He owns a herd of over twenty head of cattle, but he still wants to increase his headcount. Meanwhile he is here for the first time requ...Read their story >
Fish SellingKenyaMaurice operates a business selling fish. He sells from home to his neighbors and town-dwellers. Maurice’s major business challenge is seasonality. He decided to join Yehu ...Read their story >
BakeryEl SalvadorSandra is married and is enjoying being a mother to her three-year-old daughter. She lives with her husband and daughter and, in order to cover part of the household expen...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 5,629 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.