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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.
Animal SalesTajikistanMuhammadamin is a hardworking young guy of 23. He is married, but doesn't have any children yet. He turned to Arvand for the first time when he found out that he would be a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesSierra LeoneThis is 35-year-old Adiatu. She is single and has two children who are 15 and 10 years old. In 2004, Adiatu established her blouse, skirt, and ladies dress business. She sa...Read their story >
TailoringTanzaniaAmos is in his late twenties and is single. He has been a tailor and sells clothes materials, a business he has been in since 2006. Working from 7 am to 7 pm daily, he is a...Read their story >
Farm SuppliesNicaraguaJose Luis has made a living farming for many years now. He is married. He has a school-age son. His wife supports him since she has her own business, she is a merchant. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesAzerbaijanGunel is 24 years old. She has been married for over four years and has two children. They are living in the Absheron region but are internally displaced persons (IDPs) fro...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 3,880 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.