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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.
FarmingKenyaHello Kiva lenders! Meet Titus, who has been religiously farming on his half-acre piece of land for the past 3 years. He is happily married, and he and his “heart beat” (hi...Read their story >
RetailKenyaMeli is 42 years old, married and together with her spouse, has have been blessed with five children. She has a retail business and she is also a farmer. She has been in th...Read their story >
Clothing SalesHondurasSeñora Silvia lives with her husband and her children. Her business is the sale of clothing, jewelry, and make-up. She has been earning her living this way for five years....Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorSarvelio is 50 years old and lives in his own home with his wife and 3 children, ages 17, 12 and 6. He is known in his canton for being a hardworking and respectful man. Ev...Read their story >
FarmingEl SalvadorMaricela lives with her life’s partner and 8 year old son. Maricela raises jicama and corn. She also raises livestock. She learned these activities within her family and...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 4,221 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.