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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.
RetailPhilippinesNoemi is a 35 year old mother of two children settled for a living in the village of Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She has been operating her business for over four years wit...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesNicaraguaFelix is a man who keeps himself going thanks to the work he does buying and selling household appliances and custom-made furniture. He is single and has the support of his...Read their story >
FishingPhilippinesMerlyn lives in the town of Concepcion, Iloilo. She is 40 years old, married and has three children. For more than 10 years now, Merlyn and her husband have been earning an...Read their story >
LivestockKyrgyzstanBubuya is 56 and married with a son. She has a high school education and works in a school. Having done well with her animal husbandry and agriculture business, she current...Read their story >
Food MarketPhilippinesLenny is 47 years old. She has operated a sari-sari store for many years now. This business provide for her three children, two of whom are now adults while the youngest is...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Jenn, 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 Jenn, 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 3,253 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.