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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.
Fruits & VegetablesEl SalvadorRosa is 47 years old and married. Her husband is a businessman. She has eight children: five go to school and three have their own families. Rosa is a businesswoman. She...Read their story >
RickshawPakistanJohar is a 49-year-old woman. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan. She is a responsible mother of her children. Her son is a rickshaw driver by profession and provides transporta...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaNeomisia del Rosario is 43 years old and works in the public sector. She counts on her husband's help for household expenses. They are a very unified family and both have s...Read their story >
Higher education costsJordanHaneen is a 21-year-old married lady living in Hashmiya, Jordan with her husband, who is a cars trader. She is a university student who is seeking to get her bachelor's...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesPeruGuilmar is a very hardworking and enterprising person. He is 54 years old, single, and lives in Pisco with his family. Thanks to his parents' support he was able to pursu...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Father Clark, 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 Father Clark, 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 7,199 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.