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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.
LivestockArmeniaGohar is a self-employed woman from Barepat village. She lives with her husband and mother. Gohar's son serves in the armed forces of Armenia. Together with her family memb...Read their story >
AgricultureKenyaRenson lives in Kakamega. Kakamega is located in Western Kenya and is famous for the Kakamega Forest, the only tropical rain forest in Kenya. It is a very good location for...Read their story >
Grocery StoreZimbabweTricious is 22 years old and single, living in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District where she operates a grocery store at the local town center. She is also a volunteer Learner Guide...Read their story >
PigsColombia“Hard-working” and “dreamer” are two words that perfectly describe Elquin, a hard-working family man who does everything in his power to give his wife and children a better...Read their story >
Home AppliancesPeruMiguel is a young entrepreneur, he is 27 years old, single and lives in Ica with his family. He is a person eager to get ahead. At the moment he is studying an administrati...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 4,086 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.