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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.
CateringEl SalvadorMarta LIlian works making meals that she sells walking around a local market close to her house. She has a 35% profit margin which earns to support her two children. Her fo...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesTajikistanThis is Gulnora. She is a businesswoman from the city of Istaravshan. Gulnora and her husband jointly run a retail business. For the past 7 years, that have been selling fa...Read their story >
FarmingKenyaHello! Joshua, 49 years of age, is very hardworking, energetic, and visionary. He hails from the Nyamira area of Kenya, one of the best places on earth to do farming. He ha...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesPakistanSulma is a 31-year-old married woman. Ten years ago, she started her own business selling cloth. In order to bear her children’s expenses, she needs to help her husband fin...Read their story >
Animal SalesTajikistanMuhayo is a kind-hearted woman. She was born in 1973 and she is a caring mother to her child. Her husband died a few years ago, so Muyaho is a widow and she is the only b...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 4,155 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.