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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 ExpensesKosovoNebahate is a 38 year old Roma woman with 4 children. She is currently employed as a cleaning woman in a hotel while her husband transports goods for others for a living. T...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesMozambiquePires was born in Namaacha Province in Maputo. He is 25 years old and lives with his partner. They have two young children. He also takes care of his neice, who lives with ...Read their story >
Home Products SalesUgandaJohn is a 48-year-old married man with 12 children, including some aged 21, 20, 19, 18 and17 years, with 10 children attending different schools. He has two other dependant...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSilone is a 33-year-old married woman with six children. She runs a small plantation and canteen business, selling to the children in school, members of her community and a...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoTanja is working in the cultural centre, and her husband works in an electrical company. They have two children who are students and they all live together in one of the mi...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Philip, 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 Philip, 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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