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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.
General StorePhilippinesFifty-eight-year-old Celenia is a resident of Dulag, Leyte. She is married and has three grown children. Celenia operates a water refilling business. She has been operating...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesA onabe , age 48, engages in fishing. She catches fresh fish and sells these to members of her local community. She has been engaged in this business for almost 2 years. Jo...Read their story >
AgricultureEl SalvadorSamuel is a person known in his community for working in the raising of cattle and pigs. He lives with his life's companion and a one year old son. He works at his business...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesMongoliaMr. Batbayar, 47 years old, lives with his wife in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. He has been transporting and selling coal to local people since 2012. His wife...Read their story >
FarmingSamoaSepa is a 30-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation to grow taro and bananas to sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this...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 3,686 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.