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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.
Vehicle RepairsColombiaJorge is a vigorous and hard-working man of 39. He tends his own business, a mechanics workshop, and sells spare parts for vehicles. He learned this business while he was w...Read their story >
Cloth & Dressmaking SuppliesSenegalSOPE MANSOUR NDIAYE II is a group composed of ten persons. They all live in the same district and meet whenever the need is felt. They work at selling dyed fabrics and ince...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaSeng Leng is a resident of Chheung Prey district of Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. She is aged 47 and a married mother of five children. Nowadays, only two kids are relyi...Read their story >
Electronics RepairEl SalvadorCarlos is 45 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and three children. He is a technician and repairs electronic equipment. For several years he has run his b...Read their story >
Spare PartsCambodiaYoeung is 57 years old. She is a married woman who has two children. She and her family live in Takeo Province, Cambodia. To make a living, she sells motorcycle spare parts...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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