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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.
PhotographyEcuadorSan Miguel de los Bancos is a canton with a warm and humid weather. Its inhabitants are kind and hardworking people. This canton has numerous tourist attractions and locals...Read their story >
UtilitiesAzerbaijanElchin is a married man with two children, a boy and a girl. His wife is pregnant and soon his third child will born. Elchin has a car and he is working as taxi driver. Als...Read their story >
Butcher ShopPakistanNasreen is a 55-year-old woman. She has two children; one of her sons (also shown in the photo) is running a butcher shop. He sells the meat of goats and hens to many of th...Read their story >
Cheese MakingBoliviaAdelayda is a 25-year-old woman. She is single, has no children, and has a business producing and selling artisan cheese. She is enterprising, a good listener, supportive, ...Read their story >
FarmingUgandaAndrew is a 38-year old married man living in Kamwenge Uganda. He farms and earns additional income from his retail shop. He started this business to improve his standa...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Kristina, 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 Kristina, 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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