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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.
RestaurantPakistanShamim, a housewife, needs a loan for her husband so that he can refurbish and expand his restaurant. Shamim is blessed with children, and she aims at getting them educated...Read their story >
RetailPhilippinesMarissa is 38 years old from Dulag, Leyte. For the last four years, she and her husband have run multiple businesses. She buys and sells copra (dried coconut meat), sells e...Read their story >
TaxiPeruJose Alberto is 20 years old and lives with his parents. He doesn’t have any children. He has been living in the Pucara district, within the Jaen province, and Cajamarca ...Read their story >
DairyPakistanSajida is 42 years old and the mother of three children. For ten years, Sajida has been running a business selling milk. She initiated her own business by buying a buffalo ...Read their story >
FarmingPeruSilvino was born and grew up on a small farm. He is an enterprising, hard-working man who lives in Ucayali with his family. He was not able to finish school due to dive...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Lori Bowers, 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 Lori Bowers, 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 3,687 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.