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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.
Personal Housing ExpensesKosovoFetije is a a mother of five children. She is a housewife while her husband is a guard and her sons are employed by a construction company. They all live together in a very...Read their story >
Spare PartsKenyaElizabeth appreciates the support of the previous loan that helped her to establish a hardware business and now the business is picking up well. Here again she comes to you...Read their story >
TaxiTajikistanNilufar was a student of the Pedagogical University of Tajikistan a while back, and she graduated successfully. She found work at the pedagogical college and has worked th...Read their story >
Home AppliancesYemenAref is a 45 years old married man who has a university education. He is a father of four children; his oldest child is 22 years old and the youngest is five years old. T...Read their story >
Vehicle RepairsCosta RicaKenneth is 34 years old and is in a common-law marriage. He lives with his wife and son, who are his highest priority. With his loan he plans to buy parts to repair his veh...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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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.
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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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