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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 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 StorePhilippinesCorazon is 49 years old and married with one child. She works very hard to provide for them. She runs a general store in the Philippines and requested a PHP 27,500 loan ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorDina is 30 years old and her husband is doing construction work outside the country. They have 3 children, one of whom is in school. Dina lives with her 3 children and her ...Read their story >
Soft DrinksEl SalvadorMaria is 48 years old and lives in her own home. For many years, she has worked selling fruit flavored shaved ice throughout the different neighborhoods near her home. Sh...Read their story >
TourismLebanonHawraa is a 25-year-old, married mother of one child. She works from home, as a tutor. She has been doing this work for eight years, in an attempt to help her husband in co...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 5,605 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.