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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.
FarmingEl SalvadorDon Sarbelio is 47 years old. He lives in his own house with his four daughters, of whom the three oldest are working and helping him financially. He has earned his living ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAna, 58, has lived with her husband in their own house for some time. Ana is a woman who works hard every day to support her home through her business selling cow's milk fr...Read their story >
FarmingCambodiaOriginally from a rural village of the Moung Russey District where crop farming is a common way to earn a living, Soern, 48, is married with six children. She and her husba...Read their story >
PoultryGuatemalaThe group "Dúo Mixco" is made up of two members. Eva is 49 years old and she raises and sells chickens. She is thankful to the Kiva lenders for their support. She is see...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaAmon is forty-nine years old, married with eight children living in Kasese, Uganda. Amon has been operating a retail shop selling general merchandise for fourteen years now...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 4,240 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.