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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.
ServicesPhilippinesSheny is a 44-year-old married woman from Ilo-ilo, Philippines. She has two grown children. For the past 10 years, Sheny has run a welding shop and she also has a business ...Read their story >
General StoreSamoaSinuu is 55 years old and married with seven children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for five years. Sinuu ne...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesHaitiFaustin has gained a lot of knowledge and experience in the construction sector. He has been working in this sector since he was very young. As the owner of Alpha et Om...Read their story >
Fish SellingEl SalvadorCandida is 40 years old and a single mother. She lives in her own house with her daughters, who are 24 and 15 years old. The older one works and helps her economically. ...Read their story >
Fruits & VegetablesKenyaJanet is married and has three children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children. For...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Simon, 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 Simon, 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 3,704 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.