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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 SalesPakistanNasreen, age 41, is a married woman. She deals in the business of animal sales. She buys animals (baby goats & calves) at low prices, brings them up and then sells them ou...Read their story >
General StoreTimor-LesteCarla is 30 years old and she is now applying for a loan of USD 1,000 to improve her business. She is married and she has four children. She opened her kiosk in 2000 with h...Read their story >
ServicesKenyaRiziki is a married mother of four adult children. She owns a house that has no electricity but has piped water. For the past sever years, Riziki has operated a busines...Read their story >
Personal PurchasesPeruVictoria is a young woman in the city of Camaná. She works as a computer science teacher in a district away from the city. She is able to have income to get ahead and above...Read their story >
Home Products SalesGeorgiaTea is 37 years old, married, has one child, and lives in the small village of Senaki district with her husband, son, and pensioner mother-in-law. The family is involved in...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Rob, 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 Rob, 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 4,350 loans currently seeking funding on Kiva.