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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.
FarmingPakistanAzhar is 37 years old and living in Gujrat, Pakistan. He is a farmer by profession and owner of large areas of cultivation land. He cultivates seasonal crops on his land. M...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesJocelyn is 49 years old. She is from Carles, Iloilo. She is married with 13 children. Some of her children are grown, but five are still dependents and range in age from 7-...Read their story >
TaxiEl SalvadorRene, 34 years old, is a very hardworking person. He studied up until high school. He is a single man, living alone with his mother. Since he was little Rene has enjoyed...Read their story >
Home EnergyEl SalvadorJosé, 32, has a ninth-grade education. He's married and his wife is employed. He has one child who lives with them. His parents also live with him and his family. He ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJohbosco lives in the town of Masindi Uganda. He operates a retail business dealing in general merchandise. He bought a motor vehicle to supplement his income. He started t...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 3,709 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.