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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.
General StoreZimbabweAngeline is a 30-year-old businesswoman living in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe. She rents a shop where she sells grocery products and shoes. With the Kiva loan, Angeline wil...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesPhilippinesCecilia is a hard working mother who engages in buying and reselling fruits and vegetables within the local community. She is 62 years old, married and has only one child. ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna is 41 years old and lives in her own house with her three daughters who are 18, 15 and 12 years old. She earns a living by selling coconuts which she has been doing for...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesLebanonIbtisam is a 52-year-old Palestinian refugee and a married mother of three children who lives and works in a Palestinian refugee camp. Due to the low financial and socia...Read their story >
General StoreColombiaMilton is a very nice person and he always has a smile for his customers who come in to his grocery store in a rural part of Valencia municipality. Thanks to his charism...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 6,000 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.